Five pieces of paper

moti buchboot · Ages 13+ · family friendly · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · Israel

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BRANDEN STOLTZ certified reviewer June 10, 2019
A wonderful tribute to an amazing grandmother... full review
NATALIYA NOZHAROVA certified reviewer June 11, 2019
tagged as: deep · profound · touching · a must
I LOVED every minute of it. Profoundly deep and touching. Would love to see it over an over; it deserves a big stage. A must see for everyone, no matter of age and religion. And you get a piece of the best chocolate cake on Earth at the end! (Seriously.)... full review
DENISE JOHANSON certified reviewer June 26, 2019
In an intimate atmosphere I experienced an Utterly impressive choreography of multiple disciplines engaging me to be fully enveloped, transported, moved, through the entire length of the play depicting enduring love, passion, hate, depravity, forgiveness, acceptance and forever remembering... ... full review
SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 27, 2019
This deeply moving and incredibly personal family story spoke directly to me since I am also a descendant of European European Jews who fled their homes in Poland and Russia and made their way to America to be sure their children and future generations would survive and have a better life. As Moti prepared his Grandmother's cake from ingredients in Mason jars, it reminded me of standing in my own Grandmother's kitchen watching her cook many of the specialties I watched her prepare with nary a measuring spoon or cup in sight. Ultimately, Moti's story honors a dark era now almost forgotten that needs to be remembered since the anti-Semitism which caused it appears to be returning once again. #NeverForget... full review
CLAIRE BANCHICH certified reviewer June 29, 2019
The show is in many ways about finding meaning and faith in the face of unfathomable atrocity as Moti remembers his maternal grandmother's unqualified love and, at the same time, confronts and copes with a short but horrifying written record she left about the Holocaust and her internment at Auschwitz. The show is multi-media: still photos, historical footage, monologues, puppetry, song, dramatization, and even baking. Moti takes the audience with him as he unsparingly probes the brutality of family separation, mass murder, and survival--and the way the trauma also impacts further generations of a family. I think it would be a misconception to claim that Moti (and the audience, through him) comes to peace with a history that can never really... full review
VICTOR GILINSKY certified reviewer June 30, 2019
An original and powerful ode to Moti's grandmother, who experienced the horrors of Auschwitz, and later played a loving role in his life. ... full review
LISA SWEENEY certified reviewer June 12, 2019
A creative tapestry of stories skillfully weaving together personal and world history over past and present. Moti's impressive display of many talents, from singing to baking for the audience while storytelling is a lively and entertaining way to bring his grandma's life of love, resilience, and playfulness to light as an inspiring gift to us all. ... full review
MONA HANOUNI certified reviewer June 14, 2019
tagged as: powerful · Authentic · courageous
BRAVO, Moti!!! Beautifully courageous and authentic performance. I laughed, I cried, and I was deeply moved. What a true honor it was to bear witness. THANK YOU for this very important, compelling work. ... full review
KARIN COLLISON certified reviewer June 18, 2019
Moti’s charmingly ramshackle style (including the baking of an outrageously delicious cake during the course of the show — which the audience samples after!) lulls you into such a comfortable and warmly nostalgic place that when he delivers the play’s devastating punches (there are a few) it takes your breath away. ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 18, 2019
BUCHBOOT HAS A LOVELY VOICE, AND HIS SINGING OF SOME SELDOM HEARD YIDDISH CLASSICS WAS A JOY, BUT HE HAS BURIED BOTH HIS TALENTS AND HIS GRANDMOTHER’S POIGNANT TALE IN A TOMB OF THE UNESSENTIAL. ... full review