So, what will your young children remember from your next family vacation in the Western Galilee? Indeed, aside of the Guest Room or Hotel you stay in, this vacation can become an unforgettable experience for your children if you just add a visit to Tirtza Almagor Galon’s yellow caravan, a place where innocent children stories materialize into real theater; one that leaves children mesmerized, open-mouthed and wide-eyed.
Tirtza, the director, writer, puppeteer and actress is a one-person theater called “Bubatirtza”. Tirtza spent her childhood in the open fields of Kibbutz Yass’ur, at the foot of the Mountains of the Galilee. There, in those happy childhood days, she wove many of the stories that later on turned into a puppet show for children.
“for example, the play called “the honey trail” is based on a story one of the nursemaids used to tell us, all of us sitting open-mouthed in our undergarments on the mat”, she reminiscence, with sparkling eyes. Tirtza totally identifies with the little theater she operates. The audience fully senses her utter commitment to the show, and enjoys it immensely.
When Tirtza performs her voice changes, her eyes become very expressive and her mimics completes the enchanted moments of the play. Thus, the children are exposed to the many puppets that move in front of their eyes, suddenly becoming alive; all of which were built by Tirtza with her own two hands in the little workshop adjacent to her house.
The setting for the play is made of old objects, accessories with the flavor of days past, electric devices, cloths and kitchenware with character as well as history. The setting, like the rest of the theater, is mobile and Tirtza operates her theater in other places in the area as well. With advance order, she can even perform at the accommodation of your choice on your next vacation.