A comedy about marriage, friendship, and life in a Tel Aviv neighborhood
This play is dedicated to the memory of director Omri Nitzan
Hanoch Levin’s Thrill My Heart is a polished, amusing, and heart-wrenching comedy rich with songs, music, dance, and fast-paced dialogue showcasing the best of Levin’s wit.
The work of Israel’s greatest playwright, this play was declared by critics as “a gem in its own right”.
It is the story of “Judge” Lamka (who is judge only of the neighborhood beauty contest), madly in love with a neighborhood girl he believes to be a celebrated singer from the French Riviera (but who might actually be a waitress at a coffee shop on a different riviera - Bat Yam).
She explains away her many suitors – colorful figures in their own right – as members of her entourage: a French pedicurist, a Spanish pianist, and a Turkish bodyguard.
Judge Lemka, a sort of Tel Avivian Charlie Chaplin, is crazed with love and held hostage to a fantasy that lives only in his imagination. He believes her every word until...
Highly recommended for both long-time fans of Levin's writing and those who are new to his work.