I have a soft-spot for Modiin’s womenintheater.com, as one of my oldest friends in Israel, Ninoska Ravid, is one of the three women powering the organisation forward. (You can see an interview that I did with Ninoska last year, HERE.)
Modiin WIT (Women In Theater) was established in 2008 by Tamar Krantman-Weiss and Pnina Fredman-Schechter with the hope of providing women with the opportunity to sing, dance and perform to their hearts’ content in a professional atmosphere.
Ninoska joined them in 2010, and then WIT became a non-profit organization in 2013.
Over the years, I’ve seen some great, women-only productions put on by WIT, including last year’s production of the classic, The Fiddler on the Roof.
This year, WIT is trying something different: they are heading away from musicals, to put on a serious drama: Our Town. According to Wikipedia:
“Our Town is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.
Throughout, Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed. The main character is the stage manager of the theatre who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience, and fills in playing some of the roles. The play is performed without a set on a mostly bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props.”
So, it’s a serious theatrical production!
And if you’re a woman in Israel who’d like to see a high-quality performance put on by women, for women, then Our Town will be playing in Modiin, Raanana and Jerusalem over the next couple of weeks. (See the poster for more dates and information.)
To book your tickets, please contact WIT via their website, HERE.