Blaumilch Canal, after the film by Ephraim Kishon, adapted and directed by
Eli Bijaoui and Guri Alfi
A recently escaped lunatic from a closed mental hospital steals a pneumatic drill and starts drilling in the center of Tel Aviv. A huge commotion erupts around him, but nobody tries to stop him. No one wants to be seen as not knowing what is happening in his sphere of responsibility. As time goes by, and bureaucrats of all ranks avoid taking responsibility, the hole becomes huge and endangers not only the city, but the sanity of the street’s residents, the careers of some municipal officials, and the future of a charming young couple. Only Casimir Blaumilch keeps on happily smiling and drilling… Following a series of bureaucratic snafus, Tel Aviv becomes “the Venice of the Mediterranean”, with cover-ups, mutual accusations, the helplessness of the little man, and many others. Kishon’s classic and Israeli bureaucracy that is still alive and kicking, in a summit meeting at The Municipal Theatre of Tel Aviv-Yafo.
Other Ephraim Kishon plays produced by the Cameri Theatre: The Ketuba, His Name Precedes Him, and Salah Shabati.