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SHMULIKIPOD – شموليك القنفذ

Imagine wide open spaces, green lawns, a breeze from the sea, and…performances for children!

Don’t miss the fun this July!

Bring the kids to some open-air entertainment as the sun goes down.

On Wednesdays evenings throughout July, at 6:30 p.m., the shows for children will begin, featuring various theater groups in Ramat Hanadiv’s Amphitheatre.

SHMULIKIPOD – شموليك القنفذ:

Shmulik Kipod (Porcupine) and Gadi come to us in an intimate and particularly wonderful production — a refreshing and unexpected version of the well-known, well-loved children’s story by Ted Carmi. Truly a sweet performance!

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Photo by Gil Lupo
Photo by Gil Lupo

This week, we’ve chosen to bring you the Almena Theatre, whose mission is to bring hearts together. You are invited to come and enjoy a dual-language performance — Hebrew and Arabic — that all can understand.

One rainy, cloudy night, Shmulik Kipod — the prickly porcupine — is looking for his playmate, but loses his way. He finds himself in a room with a sick child, Gadi, who coincidentally is also looking for a friend to play with.

But what can there be between the porcupine and the child? This one has prickly quills, and that one has the flu. This one speaks Hebrew, and that one speaks Arabic! What chance is there that they can become friends?

Almena Theatre for Children and Youth belongs to the not-for-profit association founded by a group of Jewish and Arab creators and headed by the actor/director Norman Issa and his partner, the playwright/actor Gideona Raz.

The organization aims to serve as a model that spreads their vision of united hearts, mutual acceptance, and coexistence, which they themselves realize through Almena’s multi-cultural children’s and youth theatre.

Actors: Gili Beit-Halachma, Amir Ya’akov

Director: Tom Volinitz

Music: Imri Dagan

The show is suitable for children aged 3-8.

  • Where? The performance will take place at the Amphitheatre in the Memorial Gardens, and will last about one hour.
  • When? Wednesday, 133 July, at 6.30 p.m.
  • How much? NIS 55 per participant (all adults and children aged 3 and up). Parking is free for participants.
  • The gates open at 6 p.m.
  • Seating is on mats or chairs (will be provided)
  • Accessibility: Arrange in advance by ringing 04 629 8104 .
  • Tickets do not have to be printed out.
  • Ramat Hanadiv reserves the right to make changes in the programme.

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