Thrill My Heart
And if someone were to ask me: Where was the essence of your life? I would answer: Waiting under her window with a tremor in my heart and no hope—there, that is where life was, only there!
Translated by: Jessica Cohen
Directed by: Udi Ben Moshe
Theatre: The Cameri Theatre
Number of characters: 14
Participants: Rami Baruch, Meirav Gruber / Tamar Keinan, Gadi Yagil, Geta Munte and Assaf Pariente
Original music: Keren Peles
On Sunday evenings is when our play's protagonist, Judge Lamka, regularly pays a visit to his lover, Lalalala the singer, who, due to a terrible wart on her foot, cannot produce her low notes. To his astonishment, he finds her one day with a French lover whom Lalalala claims is a pedicurist. Her other lovers - an Italian, a Spaniard, a Turk, a Yugoslavian, and an Albanian - she excuses for a pianist, an accordionist, a vocalist and so on.
Lamka makes up his mind to train in these fields to beat his new competitors. When his friend Pshoniak decides to leave his weary wife So-so, Lamka is convinced he too covets the singer and invites him to a duel. As time passes and desires fade, the winds of battle dissolve: Pshoniak returns to his wife, Lalalala resolves to travel to the sea countries, and Lamka remains under Lalalala's window and waits with heart aflutter: "Why have all those who passed you by touched you and held you, when I alone have not? Why not me? What do I lack?"
2010 Nicosia, Cyprus
2011 Poznan, Poland