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Five pieces of paper

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

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NATALIYA NOZHAROVA certified reviewer June 11, 2019
tagged as: a must · touching · profound · deep
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
BRANDEN STOLTZ certified reviewer June 10, 2019
A wonderful tribute to an amazing grandmother... 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
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
SHARI BARRETT broadway world los angeles 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
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
AMANDA LAINBERGER certified reviewer June 20, 2019
tagged as: Cake · true · sad
This wasn’t a “show” it was the telling of a story. An important story that needs to be told so it is not forgotten.... full review
JAMIE ROSE certified reviewer June 19, 2019
tagged as: funny · heartbreaking · Jewish · Holocaust
What a beautiful theatrical experience. Moti Buchboot is funny, warm, and stunningly authentic as he lays his heart and soul on the stage while telling this heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting tale of his Grandmother and her experiences in the holocaust. ... 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 thetvolution.com 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