Knock Knock by Niv Petel

Tuesday, 5/ 21, 7:00pm; Hart Theater
Presented by Cultural Arts & Jewish Life

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.


This program is proudly supported by the Israel Engagement Fund: A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator and the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.


Tuesday, May 21 2024


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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