The inevitable demise of an Israeli theater company
Why was the Herzliya Ensemble shut down, 13 years after it was founded, and did it ever stand a chance?
Last Wednesday Herzliya Mayor Yehonatan Yasur summoned Oded Kotler, the executive director of the Herzliya Ensemble, and informed him of the theater's closure. If anyone wondered why on earth a mayor would close down a municipal theater, and whether this was even possible, the answer came the next day. As in every decision that is not purely artistic, the public board of the theater has the sole authority. The...
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