Israel’s Habimah Theater to Come to U.S. for 18-week Engagement

The Habimah Theater, Israel’s oldest repertory group, will make its third visit to the United States with a nine-week engagement starting next February 1 in New York City. It will then go on the road for an additional nine weeks.

The company of 30 performers will make its United States tour under sponsorship of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, of which Habimah is a beneficiary agency. Plans for the tour were announced jointly by Samuel Rubin, president of the foundation, and Roger Euster, president of the Little Theater, where the New York engagement will take place. Mr. Euster will assume responsibility for all expenses of the New York City performances.

Habimah will offer three plays in Hebrew, one of which will be Ansky’s “The Dybbuk,” and two contemporary Israeli plays. The theaters will have earphones providing simultaneous translations. The last prior visit of Habimah was in 1948.

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