Tuesday 17 February - Saturday 21 March, 8pm
An East London Mikvah. Two bodies meet. Two worlds collide. A transformation begins.
What the critics think…
“a beautifully nuanced show.”
“Every moment feels rich with meaning,”
“Miller’s assured direction delivers maximum poignancy.”
“exquisite live-mixed music, resulting in a soporific soundscape that beckons and beguiles.”
“For a touching and unique night at an exciting and edgy London fringe venue, put The Mikvah Project at the top of your list.”
“The Mikvah Project is funny, engaging, moving and thought-provoking. Featuring two highly talented actors and a one-of-a-kind set, this piece is an absolute must see.”
When Adam was banished from Eden, he sat in the river that flowed from the garden. Adam immersed in the water, in the very first Mikvah, repenting, begging to transform back to an original state of perfection.
Avi sings like an angel. He likes his job. He is childless.
Eitan’s voice is breaking. He is at college. He has wet dreams.
They both seek a change.
Every Friday they immerse in the holy water of the Mikvah, participating in a traditional Jewish ritual. They talk about football. They talk about their synagogue. They talk about women. And as their bond deepens a transformation begins.
With ancient rituals, live singing and an onstage Mikvah, Josh Azouz’s playful and poignant play explores the limits of love.
The Yard Theatre presents this new play directed by Artistic Director Jay Miller.
This work was carried out with the support of a grant from the European Association for Jewish Culture.
Our thanks also go to the Shoresh Charitable Trust.