A small Israeli town lays a comedy club. Every evening people come for entertainment. One evening with the expectation oa night full of amusements the crowd came in.
Instead of the promised acts of comedy they saw a comedian falling apart on stage; An act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes.
The audience could have got up and left or booed at the act but only if they were not so drawn to glimpse his personal hell.
A veteran stand-up comic Dovale Gee exposes a wound he has been living with for years: A fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him.
Dovale Gee provokes both revulsion and empathy from an audience that doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry and the act was done in front of his childhood friend and now that he knows why he was invited for the act.
David Grossman is an Israeli author. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have won numerous prizes. He addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his 2008 novel, To the End of the Land. Since that book’s publication he has written a children’s book, an opera for children and several poems. His 2014 book, Falling Out of Time, deals with the grief of parents in the aftermath of their children’s death. In 2017, he was awarded the Man Booker International Prize in conjunction with his frequent collaborator and translator, Jessica Cohen, for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar.