Information

  • WHEN /

    10 Jun - 2 Jul

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

Season 2011

A Golem Story

// Under extreme threat, people are capable of anything, monsters appear.

Information

  • WHEN /

    10 Jun - 2 Jul

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

On the cobble-stone streets of medieval Prague: dead children, drained of blood, are piling up; an invisible emperor decrees a purging of the ghetto; and a Rabbi works through the dark night to fashion an avenging monster, a creature of absolute and terrifying power.

Into this world steps a woman robbed of memory. Soon she'll see things she wished she could forget. Whatever its source, desire burns.

What happens if we free ourselves from our stories? If God has turned His back on the world, who has the right to take His place?

A Golem Story promises to be one of the year's most intriguing, enchanting and strange experiences of the stage, as the earth itself spews forth a superhuman figure with no soul, Yiddish melodies soar and combine with dangerous kabalistic spells and Hebrew prayers of atonement.

★★★★ 'Lally Katz's A Golem Story is a rare, well-made engagement with the sacred — a vanishing aspect of contemporary life.'

- THE AGE

By / Lally Katz 
Director / Michael Kantor 
Set & Costume Designer /  Anna Cordingley 
Lighting Designer /  Paul Jackson 
Composer / Mark Jones
Cast Includes /  Mark Jones, Dan Spielman, Greg Stone, Yael Stone

Key image photography / Garth Oriander