Possessions by A.B. Yehoshua was held on November 21st, 2010 at the Goethe Institut Boston, sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to New England. Standing room only. Introductions were made by Cultural Attache Avital Manor Peleg, Deputy Consul Ronit Nudelman Pearl, and the Artistic Director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival Sara L. Rubin. (Photo credit: Q Lam)
DIRECTOR: Guy Ben-Aharon
STAGE MANAGER: Abigail Medrano
EZRA SAPORTA: Bret Silverman
ROCHELLE, EZRA’S MOTHER: Sharyn Fireman
AUNT TILLY, ROCHELLE’S SISTER: Susan Howards
EVA, EZRA’S SISTER: Brynna Bloomfield
ODED, EVA’S HUSBAND: Will LeBow, Elliot Norton Award and IRNE Award winner
SHIRA, EZRA’S WIFE: Jennifer Shotkin
DANIELLA: Sabrina Learman
Possessions (1986) captures the kibitzing and kevetching, grief and humor of family members as they comb through the belongings of their recently deceased father/husband.
ABOUT A.B. YEHOSHUA
Leading author A.B.Yehoshua was born in Jerusalem in 1936, the fifth generation of a Sephardi Jerusalemite family. After studying Hebrew literature and Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he started a teaching career. From 1963 to 1967, he lived and taught in Paris; he is now Professor of literature at Haifa University. Yehoshua has published numerous novels, short stories, plays and essays and is one of the best internationally known Israeli authors. In 2007, his novel Five Seasons was named one of the ten most important books since the creation of the State of Israel. Yehoshua`s work has been published abroad in 28 languages.
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