“Someone’s Home” is the question asked, and the answer received when we enter an empty house. Upon entering the home of Haim Nahman Bialik, the question, the answer and the void left are filled with a newfound meaning. Bialik House welcomes its inner demons and invites you to come and meet them, in a musical and theatrical journey through the house and life of the national poet.
Urban legends say that Bialik’s home is one of the most active haunted houses in the world, showing many cases of supernatural activity, and providing endless evidence of ghosts lurking about. Naturally, “Someone’s Home” is using the helpful ghosts, to allow a renewed acquaintance with the acclaimed poet, his creation, the residents of his house and his dark secrets.
The poems have been carefully selected to accompany the tour of the house, in consideration of their original meaning. The theatrical performances of the poems, the compositions and arrangements are all weaved into the different characters and the revealed details of Bialik’s life and residence in Tel Aviv; his famous hospitality, the grief over not having children, his beloved dog Kappi, the strict housekeeper, secrets and forbidden love affairs and the yearning for a pure source of inspiration, opposing the success and a life of wealth.
The musical and the visions will be lead by the following apparitions:
Bialik – Bezalel Borochov
The Poet’s Wife – Anael Blumental
The Housekeeper – Yoni Tal
The Mistress – Adi Paz
The Poet’s Dog – Zvi Petrovski
The Troubled Artist – Rotem Katz
The Bird – Michal Esther Kazir
The show’s running time is 60 minutes
Poems: Haim Nahman Bialik | Direction: Idit Herman and Ariel Bronz | Original Texts: Ariel Bronz, Zvi Petrovski | Original Compositions: Bezalel Borochov, Yoni Tal, Rotem Katz | Musical Arrangements: Bezalel Borochov, Rotem Katz | Costumes and Styling: Roni Shukrun and Idit Herman | Choreography: Artour Astman
Main curator and manager of the museum: Ayelet Bitan Shlonaki
Beit Hair staff: Sivan Lustgarten, Yakir Ben Moshe, Nava Harel, Edna Desa, Shira Granit, Sagi Lichtenstein, Noam Bar
Production – Bialik Museum: Sivan Lustgarten | Production – Clipa Theater: Daria Prost, Zoya Bronstein | PR: Mira Ann Binart | Graphic Design: Itamar Hefetz | Photography and Editing: Daria Prost
Interview with Idit Herman on channel 1 (15:30 forward)