The too early deceased Hanoch Levin was one of the most prominent Israeli contemporary writers, poets and dramatists who with his works often, with a satirical blade on the edge of absurdity not sparing anyone, agitated the Israeli public and the cultural scene. Drama Murder develops a disturbing story about violence, revenge and an unbroken chain of punishment that occurs in a politically turbulent surrounding. Even though written back in 1997, this work today, when interpersonal relations and relations between states are rapidly becoming hostile, is very much up to date, posing difficult questions on long-term and constant conflict without a winner.
Drama Murder follows three interconnected stories. In the first, Israeli soldiers at the time of war torture and kill a young Palestinian. Three years later the father of the killed young boy appears at a Jewish wedding to execute his personal vengeance. In the third part, in the atmosphere of war that is just about to erupt, a city rabble attacks and mutilates an unfortunate voyeur, a poor Arab worker, while the father of the killed Palestinian boy wanders the streets attempting to find out the last words of his son. This large ensemble performance will be directed by a guest from Israel, Ido Rosenberg, a director and professor of the Tel Aviv University who will present one work of this contemporary Israeli writer for the first time on the stage of the CNT in Zagreb.