From Tel Aviv to Ramallah - A Beatbox Journey
April 28 - April 29, 2012
Human beatbox and vocal magician Yuri Lane presents From Tel Aviv to Ramallah, a hip-hop play about Israeli-Palestinian tensions at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton on Saturday, April 28 (8pm) and Sunday, April 29 (2pm).
Lane brings the experience of his travels through Israel and Palestine to the stage as the show telescopes the lives of Amir, a Tel Aviv DJ and delivery boy, and Khalid, a Palestinian internet cafe owner. The show shuttles back and forth between a day in the life of Amir and Khalid and portrays the urban youth cultures of Israel and Palestine. As audiences visit a Tel Aviv rave, a Ramallah internet cafe and the bustling marketplaces of both cities, they see the struggle and the humor of life in the midst of conflict.
Lane brings the Middle East to life through the hip-hop medium of beatbox combined with acting and dance. Sharif Ezzat accompanies Lane with live video projections. The vision of Jewish-Arab coexistence is realized in the artistic team of Lane and Ezzat, a Jew and a Muslim.
From Tel Aviv to Ramallah is part of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Events and Performances series. Ticket price is $26. Discount for JCC members, students and seniors. Purchase tickets online at www.bostonjcc.org/artsevents or contact email@example.com, 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111. The JCC is located at 333 Nahanton Street in Newton.