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Theatre REVIEW: Kish Kush - ★★★★



Kish Kush traces the journey of two characters as they progress from solitude to connectedness. Separated by a three-foot high paper wall bisecting the space, with the audience sitting in the round with only a partial view of the stage, the performers face the universal theme of cultural and linguistic differences. One speaks English, the other a mix of Hebrew and Arabic.Through the manipulation of symbolic objects, shadow games and sounds, they gradually come into contact and get to know each other, finally tearing apart the delicate wall and emerging more accepting and trusting. At turns humorous and profound, challenging yet hopeful, Kish Kush offers a unique and eloquent portrayal of diversity.


Since the show’s groundbreaking premiere in 2013, Italy’s Teatrodistinto has presented it worldwide in dozens of languages, each time to critical and public acclaim.  


“A well-considered vision of how people meet each other, how communication works and what obstacles are involved.” Theaterkrant


 

Where?


Lyceum Studio




MIX UP REVIEWS:


Hollye (Age 14) - ★★★

"I thought it was an extremely different and creative drama. It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was very interactive and entertaining. I give it 3 stars because it wasn't really my thing but I can appreciate it "


Ailie (Age 14) - ★★★★

"Kish Kush is a show about how people can become friends no matter their background. In this show there were two characters one of them spoke English and one of them spoke Hebrew and Arabic who despite their differences and not being able to understand each other became friends anyway. At the beginning there was a sheet of paper separating them into two sides of the stage, so you could only see one side. One bit I found particularly funny was when they were both pretending to be asleep. I think this show is most suitable for kids ages 6-12. I would rate this show 4 stars."


Archie (Age 12) - ★★★

"The show was about two men who were to make everything work and find out where they live. I really enjoyed the performers drawing houses in the paper. I loved the juggling."


Mason (Age 5) - ★★★

"Good."


Stewart - ★★★★★

"Fantastic way of representing and celebrating diversity and finding a common ground between communities and race. The stage setting was fantastic, simple, stylized and effective and the two performers were great. Loved it."















 



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