© Olivier Perola

Winter Family

H2 Hebron
Thu. 04.10.2018 - Fri. 05.10.2018
Thu 04.10.'18
Fri 05.10.'18

A guide to the hope and despair of Palestine 

The Palestinian city of Hebron, under Israeli control, is divided into zones. The central street of the H2 zone is Shuhada Street, the city’s main artery and its most important market. But today it’s more of a ghost street that – according to the Israeli army – has been ‘sterilised’. That is, removed of Palestinian residents ‘for security reasons’.

Ruth Rosenthal and Xavier Klaine, a duo who make both music and theatre under the name Winter Family, travelled to Hebron. There they visited an Israeli friend of their youth who married an ultra-Zionist extremist leader. Ruth and Xavier interviewed the family and their Palestinian neighbours who face the Israeli occupation on a daily basis. They also spoke to political leaders, soldiers, international observers and activists. They all told of their particular Shuhada Street, their fears, hopes and despairs. These witnesses’ accounts form the basis for the production ‘H2 Hebron’.

Ruth plays a tour guide in an exact replica of the H2 zone, a gigantic plastic version of the original. To experience it is to understand for yourself the emotional exhaustion that is part and parcel of this untenable situation. 

To experience it is to understand the emotional exhaustion that is part and parcel of this untenable situation in Palestine.  

Part of


conception, research, interviews, direction & design: Ruth Rosenthal & Xavier Klaine

with: Ruth Rosenthal

model maker
: Quentin Brichet (printed by Made-it, Geneva)

lights & technical manager: Julienne Rochereau

video: Olivier Perola

sound: Xavier Klaine

sound engineer: Anne Laurin

artistic collaboration: Yael Perlman, Jérôme Vernez, Eric Fesneau

translation for english version: Tamar Liza Cohen

administration - production - diffusion: EPOC productions Emmanuelle Ossena & Charlotte Pesle Beal

international booking: La Gosse Productions Adeline Ferrante

production Winter Family

coproduction Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gand, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, MC93 - Scène Nationale de Bobigny, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, TNB-Rennes, Centre Culturel ABC La Chaux-de-Fonds.
With the help of La Fonderie, Le Mans. With the help of the DRAC Ile-de-France.

€10 / 10 / 10 / 8
In English

foto © Shlomi Yosef 


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