A play by Benny Barbash
(based on his book, by the same title)
Directed by: Dafna Widenfeld-Nagler
Performed by: Roy Horovitz
"That night too I woke up and heard Mom and Dad arguing. Mom said to Dad that he was fucking up her life with all his playing around, and his walking out on us and his moods, and she was fed up, fed up: and he answered back that it was hard for him too, and he felt stifled and stuck in a rut, and his time was running out and, he never succeeded in getting anything done; then she said that if he cried less over his wasted time he wouldn’t waste so much time; and he asked her not to be nasty"
This is how the story about the deterioration of an Israeli family, told by Yotam, begins… Yotam, an eleven year old child, obsessed with documentation, records everything in his children's tape recorder, "My First Sony". He follows the events and reports them accurately, a fact which emphasizes the comic aspect of painful developments in his life, such as his parents' separation and the inevitable ending…
An award-winning monodrama, which has toured Israel and abroad (Germany, U.S.A., Canada, Egypt…) to great acclaim for more than 13 years now, and enjoyed rave reviews:
"It is clear that Horovitz is a consummate actor- talented and exciting… Although the story sounds sad, the play is both touching and funny"
(the Daily Davar)
"A beautiful and very well acted play... Not a dull moment. Horovitz is sensitive, natural and convincing. He successfully plays a child without falling into childishness, and gains sympathy without gushing 'shmaltz'"
(the Daily Yediot Aharonot).