An everyday love story

Written by Roni Sinai and Etgar Keret; Adapted by Michael Gurevitch; Directed by Shirili Deshe; Music and musical director: Yoni Rechter; Set design: Svetlana Breger; Costumes: Orna Smorgonski; Lighting design: Roni Cohen; Movement Roni Brandstater.

Based on a story by Etgar Keret, Fatso is a very funny and zany show. It is full of creativity, wonderful actors, and great music (by one of Israel’s most popular composers, Yoni Rechter). It is the story of a young man who falls in love with a woman, only to discover that at night she turns into a big, hairy, bad-tempered man…
An everyday love story. A truly ordinary guy from Tel Aviv, a lifeguard at a swimming pool, falls in love with an ordinary girl. But there is the matter of her being cursed. That is, at night she turns into a man. But what can you do – nobody’s perfect. The lifeguard goes on a mission to save the girl, joined by a post-traumatic instrumentalist, a post-optimistic mother, and the doctor who killed his father. But after all, it really is just an ordinary love story in which, naturally, love triumphs; then again, maybe not.


Etgar Keret’s novels have been published in more than forty languages. His short stories have been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and Zoetrope, and have been made into more than sixty short films. Awards include: Book Publishers Association’ Platinum Prize, the Prime Minister’s Prize, Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, the Newman Prize, the Charles Bronfman Prize, and the Sapir Prize. For their film Jellyfish, Keret and Shira Geffen won the Cannes Film Festival’s Camera d’Or Award, and Best Director Award of the French Artists and Writers’ Guild. Keret was awarded a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


Roni Sinai graduated from Nissan Nativ Acting Studio 1996. Works: Stephane – writing and directing (winner of the Best Director, Actor and Actress Awards at The Akko Festival Incubator), Oil on Canvas – writing and directing (Nissan Nativ-Tzavta Theatre), Kelev Zemer – writing and directing (Beer Sheva Theatre), Bharati – co-directing with Shirili Deshe and Jojo Kahan (private international production), Batatot – writing and directing (The Incubator), Israel Journal, Boomerang (Haifa Theatre), The Robot (Habima National Theatre).


Shirili Deshe specializes in physical theatre. For the past twenty years she has been acting, directing, and writing for the stage and television. She directed the successful international Indian show Bharati and Bharati 2. Shirili is a graduate of Jacques Lecoq physical theatre school in Paris.

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