Not by Bread Alone

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Not by Bread Alone

April 1, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - April 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm


Eleven deaf-blind actors from Israel’s ground-breaking Nalaga’at Theater Ensemble take audiences on a tour through their inner worlds of darkness and silence. As the cast bakes bread in real time on a fully-lit stage, they tell stories through sign, movement, and spoken word that express their own magical dreams and desires. While the bread is rising in the oven, the audience gains unique access to a magical world where the senses are challenged like never before. This insightful, sensitive, once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience comes to ArtsEmerson from rave reviews and sold-out runs in London, New York, and the company’s home city of Tel Aviv.

Not by Bread Alone performances include a section where the audience is invited to partake in the eating of bread. To best serve our patrons with food allergies, here is a list of the ingredients: Sugar, Yeast, Flour, Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Grape Leaves, Pomegranate Juice, Paprika, Coriander, Salt.


The Tel Aviv-based Nalaga’at Deaf-Blind Acting Ensemble is the only troupe of its kind in the world. Founded by Artistic Director Adina Tal, Nalaga’at aims to integrate deaf-blind people into the community while allowing them an opportunity to express themselves through a performance. The company’s first completed success Light is Heard in Zig-Zag is followed up by the groundbreaking must-see hit, Not by Bread Alone.


April 1, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
April 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
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Emerson/Paramount Center
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Boston, MA 02111 United States
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