Thursday, February 9, 2017

Talkbacks Schuduled with Benghazi-Bergen-Belsen Author Yossi Sucary


Benghazi-Bergen-Belsen author Yossi Sucary will participate in two post-show discussions following performances of the stage adaptation of his novel on Friday, March 24th and Sunday, March 26th.

Yossi Sucary is an Israeli author. Yossi writes in a universal perspective about issues of identity and place. His books deal with meta physical questions, as well as with socio-political question of Oriental Jews in Israel and world-wide. Yossi has received a number of exclusive literature prizes for his work: the Brenner Prize for Hebrew Literature, the Prime Minister Prize for Hebrew Literature, and the Washington Israeli Institute Prize. Yossi’s books are taught at many universities in Israel. His latest book, “From Benghazi to Bergen-Belsen,” tells the story of the Holocaust of Oriental Jewry and was chosen by the Ministry of Education to be part of the Holocaust curriculum for high school students in Israel. Yossi is a philosophy teacher focusing on analytical and continental philosophy of the 20th century.

Benghazi – Bergen-Belsen is an original play based on the novel of the same name by Yossi Sucary. Tracing the story of the holocaust of the Jews of Libya, the play gives voice to a larger cultural narrative that is conspicuously absent from prevalent stories of the Jewish holocaust. By citing the marginalized racial politics of the holocaust, the show urges a reconsidering of both historical and contemporary religious, cultural, and racial oppression and violence. Underscoring the contemporary urgency of the story, the play features both historical and present-day images of New York, Europe, Syria, Africa, and the Middle East.

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La MaMa presents

Benghazi Bergen-Belsen


Written and conceived by Lahav Timor 

Based on the novel by Yossi Sucary 
Directed by Michal Gamily

March 23 - April 09, 2017

Thursday to Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 3PM


The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors; ten tickets are available for every performance for $10 each, advance sales only, as part of La MaMa's 10@$10 ticketing initiative.

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE