Sun 17 November 2019 | 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Jaffa Theater - Mifrats Shlomo Promenade 10, Tel Aviv,


After a successful international tour, Erin Hunter’s Surfing the Holyland arrives in Tel Aviv for one performance only at The Alsaraya Jaffa Theatre!

Tickets on the door 80ILS. Cash only.


“This is the story of the year I spent in colorful, aggressive, neurotic Israel and how I survived. How my parents visited once and nearly disowned me; how my husband found God and then I sabotaged his Orthodox Bar Mitzvah. And how amid all of this…I learned to surf.”

Heather is bored of her job, bored of Ohio, and bored of (cough) fertility problems…so when her husband Zach lands a high-tech job in Tel Aviv, she happily swaps home for the exotic Holyland. But the Israeli balagan* slaps Heather with a big dose of culture shock, a rejected work visa, and a husband married to work. So how does exercise-allergic Heather cope? Naturally, she learns to surf.

A classic fish out of water tale about finding your inner chutzpah, this seventy-minute comedy is told as a series of surf lessons; it combines quirky storytelling and sharp observational comedy. Erin plays a colorful cast of twelve characters at breakneck pace, surfs on moving boxes and performs four original comedy songs on the ukulele.

Although loosely inspired by Erin’s experiences living in Israel and learning to surf, please note: the show is 100% fiction…95% fiction…At least 90%. Okay, 70. 70% fiction.

*Definition of BALAGAN: (Hebrew) a mess, a chaotic scene, a circus.

Supported by JW3 in London, UK.

“AMAZING! I laughed and cried and laughed again.” -Kamila
“Virtuoso performance! Witty songs, beautifully performed.” -Nim
“Full of sparkle, talent, humour, honest observation, vulnerability and very cleverly told.” -Jude

“Erin Hunter gives the best performance of the evening.” -Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Erin is an experienced actor-writer who hails from Lalaland (AKA Los Angeles). She’s ½ of award-winning comedy duo Hunt The Vigan, creators of viral comedy parenting sketch “Boobies in a Box” which has racked up 8 million views. Erin has trotted the globe performing in over 50 plays in London, Dublin, New York and Los Angeles. In London, Erin has performed at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and Arcola among others. She was nominated for a Best Actress award for her role as Kate in web series A Quick Fortune at the Bilbao Festival. Erin has performed in two runs of the world’s longest running sketch comedy show, Newsrevue. With a focus on British news, it’s no surprise that Erin is one of the only Americans cast. Ever. But please don’t ask her to do Glaswegian because it won’t be pretty.

Directed by Adam Lenson who specialises in new and experimental musical theatre with credits from The Old Vic, Public Theatre (New York), Duke of York’s and St James Theatre.

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