Mordechai Anielewicz (24)
Alexander the Great (32)
Captain James Cook (50)
Mira Fuchrer, Anielewicz’s lover (23)
The Gatekeeper (voice only)
Translated from the Hebrew by Margalit Rodgers
8 May 1943. The last day of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In the bunker at 18 Miła Street, the battle is drawing to an end, and Mordechai Anielewicz, commander of the uprising, makes his way up to Heaven in Angel’s soft embrace. Waiting for him there are Alexander the Great and Captain James Cook, with a chair at the Table of Heroes…
Heaven is a play for five characters, performed on an austere, compact stage (a round table, three chairs, and a drinks bar) in the heart of an infinite space. An unfamiliar, unpredictable place where everything is possible – even that which defies the imagination.