One Captain, a war hero,
one impotent and weak willed navigator,
A woman that must sacrifice herself over and over again,
one (scape) goat and one Voice from above,
are sailing in a boat in the middle of a radio-active ocean,
trying to get to the promised Golden Shore.
The Island of Sanity, a spoken electronic opera, describes a society striving for freedom, peace and prosperity.
Four actor-performers and two musicians, picking sounds into a bass guitar and an electric guitar with original music, create a complete production through constant improvisation of the music and the living text of the play.
Authors: Yifat Zandani Tzafrir & Tsipy Gilad
Directors: Yifat Zandani Tzafrir and Yinon Tzafrir
Co Director: Daniel Zafrani
Translation into English: Hugh Levenbach
Music (live on stage): Avi Elbaz and Amir Ben Ami – AA Surfers
Actors: Noa Har Zion, Yuval Stonis, Itamar Sharon and Yinon Zafrir
Pantomime: Daniel Zafrani
Lighting Designer: Uri Morag
Costume Design: Mor Hemed
Choreography: Talya Beck
Artistic Consultant: Avi Gibson Bar-El
Length: 60 minutes
‘A sharp-witted electronic opera, its visuals full of imagination, humor and absurdity. An unconventional experience of theater, a performance mixed into a groovy social allegory’.
‘Well-made satirical play with an off-beat theatrical style, that manages to tackle many burning topics in an original manner and with poetic, nuanced text. A very good show’.
Yediot Tel Aviv
‘An ethereal musical backdrop…a political and sexual satire…Funny and frightening at the same time, the twisty plot kept us on the edge of our seats’.
Midnight — East Play