The President of Israel and his wife hosted the Gesher Theater

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On June 27, President Yitzhak Herzog and his wife Michal hosted the Gesher Theater in their residence. The reception was dedicated to the theatre's 30th anniversary and to the memory of its founder and artistic director Yevgeny Arye.

Gesher's artists showed a program specially created for this day, which included excerpts from the best performances of today's repertoire, as well as dedications to Yevgeny Arye and his famous productions.

The president began his speech with the words: “The thirtieth anniversary of the Gesher Theater was to be a celebration full of joy and pride. So it is, but at the head of our festive table today is an empty chair. This is the place for the magnificent Eugene Arye, without whom we would not have Gesher. Evgeny passed away this year, but today I feel with excitement his presence here in everything that happens, from small details to a big dream, which is Gesher.

“Today,” Mr. President added, “it is obvious that the Gesher Theater in Israeli society is the voice of aliyah from the countries of the former Soviet Union. The theater combined a rich cultural tradition, the spirit of innovation and high professionalism. For 30 years, Gesher brought up many wonderful Israeli actresses and actors, staged dozens of performances that touched, charmed and made tens of thousands of spectators laugh.

“Every time,” Yitzhak Herzog said at the end of his speech, “when we read a good poem or a book, when we look at beautiful paintings or come to a performance that makes you think, when we listen to music that penetrates right into the heart, we know: art – it's not a luxury. It enriches the soul, reminds us that we are human beings. And the existence of a living, intelligent, innovative Israeli art is necessary to our society like air.

 The President of Israel and his wife hosted the Gesher Theater

 The President of Israel and his wife hosted the Gesher Theater

 The President of Israel and his wife hosted the Gesher Theater

 The President of Israel and his wife hosted the Gesher Theater

 The President of Israel and his wife hosted the Gesher Theater

 The President of Israel and his wife hosted the Gesher Theater

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