Nir Paldi in Ballad of the Burning Star. Photography: Alex Brenner.

May 19 – 24, 2015

Multi-award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum (Translunar Paradise, The Big Smoke, Odyssey) presents an explosive tale. Armed with music, killer heels and a lethal troop of divas an enraged Israeli executes a story of victimhood, persecution, aggression and love. With shrapnel sharp voices and moves as smooth as an oiled tank chain, this cabaret troop invites you on a journey into the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

After taking the Edinburgh Festival by storm, this explosive show comes to Toronto for one week only!

Presented by Acting Up Stage Company and Why Not Theatre, in association with Koffler Centre of the Arts.


A Theatre Ad Infinitum production

director, writer & performer

Nir Paldi

producer & associate director

George Mann

musical director & composer

Robert Pleeth

choreographer & performer

Orian Michaeli

performers & co-creators

Amy Nostbakken, Tomoko Komura, Stefanie Sourial, and Deborah Pugh

musician (Camp David)

Pete Aves

stage/production manager

Lauren Cameron

lighting designer

Peter Harrison

costume designer

Serena Montesissa

set designer

Francesco Gorni



… A piece of musical theatre quite unlike any other: all singing, all dancing, all preconception-shattering.

– The Toronto Star

It’s unsettling, disturbing and so important as good theatre must be.

— The Slotkin Letter

Whatever it is, this dance-meets-musical-meets-dragshow-meets-comedy-routine-meets-political-art-meets-play, is a must see!

— My Entertainment World