Not By Bread Alone
About the show
Eleven deaf-blind actors take the audience on a magical tour in the districts of their inner world; the world of darkness, silence and…bread.
As the process of bread making unfolds on stage – the dough is being kneaded, raised and baked “for real” – a unique encounter occurs between actors and audience. Together they re-enact vivid or distant memories, recall forgotten dreams and joyful moments and ‘touch’ the spark of Creation present in every one of us.
The actors take the spectators into those magical moments between reality and fantasy, between grandeur and ridicule, and always eventually return to the basic meaning of bread as a symbol of our longing for a home.
“It’s a test of theater itself, and about the way good work can communicate across the boundaries of darkness and silence.” – Lyn Gardner, “The Guardian”
“Heartbreaking, poignant, yet told without self-pity. There are transcendental moments as they dance, laugh and reach out to us.” – Jonathan Lovett, “The Press”