Apchee By Losha Gavrielov
This is a play about a day in the life of a clown with a cold.
An important phone call urges the clown to leave his house in order to try to catch a very big fish. In spite of the surprising rain, the clown decides that this is too big of an opportunity to miss and as a result, hurries to leave the house and as a result forgets to wear his shoes which makes for an uncomfortable moment when he steps in a puddle.
The first sneeze doesn’t take too long to come after the puddle incident, and may other sneezes follow.
Frustrated, sick and sneezy, the clown stays at home ensconsed in self-pitty about the fishing rod that will not be put to use today. The clown then decides to heal himself and not to give in to self-pitty and in a whimsical way he concocts himself a miracle elixir and learns to get over his hardships all on his own.
“Apchee” has been selected to open the Tzavta Clown Festival in Tel Aviv (the first-ever theatrical clowning festival in Israel) and will take part of the international exposure for children’s theater in Tel- Aviv in March 2015 as part of the Assitej Israel org. “Apchee!” is 45 minutes long and Suitable for ages 3-7, this play is licensed by Israeli Department of Culture.
*Based on a true (sneezy) story
Creation, direction,set design, musical edit and performance by: Losha Gavrielov
Production and contact person: Sharon Gavrielov
“Apchee is alot of fun for children, and it’s nice to come across a creator that really thinks about his young crowd, and treats children with respect and believes in their ability to understand comedy. He knows what makes them laugh and how to connect with them without using words.” Nurit Asiag – City Mouse Publication
“Losha Gavrilov succeeds in entertaining the audience (including the parents), thanks to his hypnotic talent and charisma.” – Parenting Magazine
“The kind of theater that Gavrielov creates is very sweet. He is very respectful to the young children and focuses on creativity and theatrical opportunity in his field, and this is an essential experience for his young crowd in this age of constant external stimulation.” – Noga Shavit-Raz – Haaretz Newspaper
Length: 2.40 m
Height: 2.40 m
Depth: about 3.5 meters
In terms of lighting: Wash
In terms of sound: we come with a computer and need to connect to the loudspeaker system in place.
The stage decoration’s weight is about 20 killos.
We will need only a wooden ladder from the theater.
We would be happy to supply more information where needed.