Leap

by Ela Moskovits-Weiss

Translated by Karin Tepper and Ariella Eshed
Directed by James Barry

A charismatic manipulative Israeli-Jewish Professor, disfigured by a suicide bombing and now suspected of attempted murder, is confronted by an ambitious investigator who wants to be the first Arab and female Chief of Police. This psychological thriller examines a fierce, unflinching battle of sexes, identities, power and intelligence. Two police officers lighten the tone of the play with a comic commentary.

Ela Moskovits-Weiss is an author and a playwright. She has a B.A in Hebrew Literature, from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem; and an M.A in Mass Communication, Boston University. Books include: Eve Had No Mother, 2004, Yediot Books, Collection of Stories, You Can Do It!, 2006, Yediot Books, Futuristic Novel. Who Invented Love, 2006, A Childrens’ Book, Written On The Sea, 2009, Hargol Books, Novel, Chronicle Of The Night, 2011, Yediot Books, Novel. Play: Leap, Tmuna Theater, 2009-2011.

James Barry is a freelance director; Most recently he has assisted Anthony Biggs in Reunion and Soldiers’ Wives at the Jermyn Street Theatre and directed Carmen and The Magic Flute on tour for CoOperaCo after assisting on their London runs. He is the associate director for Soldiers’ Wives at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

Emma Blackman Policewoman
Stewart Lockwood
Policeman
Karin Tepper
Iddi
Stewart Marquis
Yehoshafat