21 2024

Knock Knock by Niv Petel

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center 1200 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

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KNOCK KNOCK describes what it’s like to be a parent in the shadow of armed conflict. The play follows the journey of Ilana, a single mother whose job as an Israeli Officer of Casualty Notifications is to knock on the door of families whose sons or daughters have been lost in war. Such proximity to loss makes Ilana’s role as a mother only more difficult – she is constantly haunted that one day, she might receive a knock on her own door, with unfortunate news. Her conflict between motherhood and duty as a citizen reaches a deafening climax when her only son chooses to serve on the front line of battle. This heartful story, played entirely by Niv Petel, evokes an emotionally rich narrative describing the internal conflict among families when they are faced with the call for war. 

Presented by Cultural Arts & Jewish Life