Beit Lessin Theater

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Beit Lessin Theater

Beit Lessin Theater (Hebrew: תיאטרון בית ליסין, translit: Teatron Bet Lessin) is a theater in Tel Aviv, Israel.

History[edit]

Established in 1978 by Yaakov Agmon for the Histadrut,[1]

Over the years the theater has shown over a thousand contemporary American and European plays, as well as original productions. In 1993, Zippi Pines started managing the theater. It was separated from the Histadrut and started showing mostly original Israeli material reflecting the political and social situation in Israel.

In 2003, the theater moved from Lessin House to the old residence of the Cameri Theater after it was remodeled. This venue having more seats allowed larger and more expensive plays to be produced, such as Chicago and Guys and Dolls.

The theater's production "Mikveh" won the Israeli Theater Prize in 2005.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Linda Ben-Zvi. Theater in Israel. University of Michigan Press, 1996. ISBN 0-472-10607-4. pg.22. See Theater in Israel on Google Books

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Coordinates: 32°4′46″N 34°46′25.31″E / 32.07944°N 34.7736972°E / 32.07944; 34.7736972