A Bit of Israel in Toronto

Published: June 25th 2010
in Culture » Stage

Razia Israely
Pic: Yankul Goldwasser


After working on The Dentist for about three years, Israely began performing in 2006. She has performed the play before both adults and teenagers. Last year, she performed the monodrama for the first time in English, at the Edinburgh Theatre in England. She did this 24 times during a period of one month, in August of 2009. For this purpose she hired a professional translator who wrote the English version, and, since English is not her mother tongue, she worked with a special teacher who helped her improve her English as well as teach her how to pronounce words correctly.


Now, Israely will be arriving in Toronto to perform The Dentist at the Fringe Festival. She is scheduled to perform seven times, between June 30 and July 11. She will also be appearing at the Shalom Centre in Thornhill on July 6 at 8:00 p.m., with another play titled Kmo Zikit (Like a Chameleon), this time in Hebrew. Kmo Zikit is a humourous play in which Israely portrays four characters belonging to a community theatre. The long-running play promises to have viewers rolling on the floor laughing.


For details on The Dentist at Toronto’s Fringe Festival, visit www.fringetoronto.com


Kmo Zikit will be playing at Shalom Centre, 361 Connie Cres., Concord, on Tues. July 6 at 8:00 p.m. To order tickets ($10 per person) please call 905-760-1888 or 416-635-2883 ext. 5316. Co-sponsored by the Shalom Centre and the Mifgash Program.

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