A new musical show based on the songs of Matti Caspi
In the heart of Jaffa are two feuding families - the Matalons and the Haqims. Both families live and work on the same street, operating their respective malabi kiosks. Both are entangled in an endless rivalry that has been passed on by the previous generation. In the midst of this antagonism, an unlikely romance blossoms. Will this promising young love survive through the discord and animosity?
Set against the backdrop of magical Jaffa, Mayumana presents a tale of love and hate in "Malabi" - its first musical - by weaving in a repertoire of songs by Matti Caspi. This is also Mayumana's first collaboration with the beloved Israeli singer/songwriter, and MALABI is a tribute to Matti Caspi's musical legacy in the local music scene.
MALABI features a cast of eleven multi-talented and versatile performers. The ensemble will convey the story of "Malabi" by fusing together the unique rhythmical and theatrical language of Mayumana with the compelling musicality of Matti Caspi; and the performers themselves provide their own orchestral accompaniment.
Leading the creative team of MALABI are Boaz Berman and Geri Berman. The songs are specially arranged for the musical by Boaz Berman and Matti Caspi. Dana Tsarfarti is the production's set and costume designer.
The performances will be staged at the Mayumana House in Jaffa, and audiences are immersed into the world of MALABI through audience interaction and participation.
Creators and Artistic Directors: Boaz Berman, Geri Berman
Music Arrangements: Boaz Berman, Matti Caspi
Concept Development: Geri Berman
Ruthi Aharoni, Talia Bik, Ron Freund, Tom Stadler, Itamar Dari, Tal Levy, Hagar Enosh, Ido Kagan, Roni Erel, Or Taragan, Uri Elkayam, Daniel Azoulay, Nofar Katav, Liora Demter
Music Management: Boaz Berman
Artistic Consultant: Eylon Nuphar
Choreography: Natalie Pik
Set and Costume Designer: Dana Tzarfati
Lighting Designer: Roy Milo
Sound Designer: Naor Ben Meir
Producer: Iris Ronly Riklis
Vocal Teacher: Gali Alon
Text Consulting: Sharon Wein
Set Painter: Aharon Kravitz
Assistant to Costume Designer: May Barnea
Set Manufacture: Shabtai Guy, Genia Mishkonov
Production Secretary: Adina Adler
Lighting Operators: Roy Milo, Nitai Doron
Sound Operators: Naor Ben Meir, Elias Anzarut
Back Line: Ofir Sonnenschein
Graphic Design: Moran Bois
PR: Sari Israeli & Keren Rivlin
Photographers: Ran Biran, Oded Kamai
80 MINUTES, WITH NO INTERMISSION.
Performed in Hebrew
© Mayumana 2013