As the process of bread making unfolds on stage – the dough is being kneaded, raised and baked “for real” – a unique encounter occurs between actors and audience. Together they re-enact vivid or distant memories, recall forgotten dreams and joyful moments and ‘touch’ the spark of Creation present in every one of us.
The actors take the spectators into those magical moments between reality and fantasy, between grandeur and ridicule, and always eventually return to the basic meaning of bread as a symbol of our longing for a home.
Direction and Stage Production Adina Tal | Set Design Eithan Ronel | Set Construction Meir Ben-Hakon, Alon Levi | Costume Design Dafna Grossman | Props Liron Koren | Lighting Design Ori Robinstien | Original Music Amnon Baaham | “Dancing Closely” Lyrics, Music, and Sung by Zvi Tal
"Simple and universal message, broadcasted in a powerful way from the stage."
"A compelling, idiosyncratic and joyous theater experience. As the audience shares the fresh bread, communication starts to take place – a mad melee of chatter, sign language and glove language. Not darkness and silence, but something shared and understood."
"Heartbreaking, poignant, yet told without self-pity and filled with “transcendental" moments as they dance, laugh and reach out to us. "
"Using touch, mime, sign language and music they create a cabaret-style show which is as funny as it is thought-provoking."
"An assemblage of the memories, hopes and yearnings that nourish the human spirit. Their stories are simply affecting."
"Not by Bread alone” is an utter triumph."
"Not By Bread Alone” is an extraordinary theatrical event."
"They’re blind, deaf-and brilliant…certainly one of the most remarkable, most humbling and most profoundly affecting theatrical experiences you will ever have."
"Igor Osherov and Marc Yarosky are slapstick clowns , Bat Sheva Revansery delivers a lovely vignette…”Not By Bread Alone” is also a unique affirmation of our capacity to connect with each other in the darkest most silent places."
"It’s a mind-stretching experience as much as a piece of theatre."
"The group’s precision ,timing and rhythm is a wonder to behold, “Not By Bread Alone” is an emotional tribute to the human spirit."