Latchek Bobichek, bachelor
Alte Bobichek, his mother
Shratzia, Latchek's cousin
Rushes, her husband
Velvetsia, their daughter, the bride
Popachenko, the bridegroom
Tsitskeiva, mother of Popotshenko
Baraguntsale, her husband
Professor Kippernai, bachelor
Rosenzweig, sportsman on the beach
Lishtenstein, sportsman on the beach
Angel Samuelov, The Angel of Death
Shachmandrina, buddhist monk
Pshoshitsia, young girl
set, costume and light design
music illustration after the works of Brahms
Date of the opening: march 01, 2010
If by misfortune your old aunt dies on the eve of your daughter’s wedding, a marriage for which you have hoped and waited for many years, and her son, your cousin, comes at midnight to announce her death, will you open the door, postpone the wedding and go tomorrow to the funeral?
Perhaps you’ll keep your door closed, intent on not receiving the bad news?
But if the orphan is more stubborn, knocking and awakening your family, will you then open the door?
Or will you run away in the rain with your family through the empty streets of a sleeping town?
And if your cousin follows you, will you give up?
Or will you use supernatural forces and fly to the Himalayas?
And if he turns up there, will you try to push him into an abyss and finish with the matter once and for all?
To marry your daughter or to bury your aunt? That is the question!
(From the programme of the first production in Israel, 1978)