Iram offers audiences a chance to see the short stories of celebrated Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem, as they are re-imagined for the stage by the dynamic Herzliya Ensemble.
Through picturesque surrealism and dark irony, Iram sees the imaginary town of Kasrilevke brought to life. Highlighting conflicts amongst the town’s folk and the consequent destruction of the tight-knit Jewish community’s culture, director Henig uses dreamlike caricatures and a highly visual style to examine ideas around memory, and the burning desire to rediscover a forcefully erased past.
Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) inspired the musical Fiddler On The Roof through his tale of Tevye The Milkman.
In 2008, Iram director Ofira Henig directed In Spitting Distance, a biting comedy about life in the midst of the conflict in the Middle East, at the Barbican.
Iram is performed in Hebrew with English surtitles and is suitable for theatregoers aged 14 and older.