The Gate  

written and performed by Robbie Gringras  
developed with Dorit Shalom  

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On a small insignificant kibbutz in the Galilee a great debate rages: Should the gate that faces the local Arab village be locked shut, or should it remain open?  


Udi, who lost his brother in the War of Independence, fights for the gate to be closed.  


Yiftach, aging peacenik, must do all he can to signal openness to his Palestinian cousins.  


And Amal, the caterer from the Arab village, just wants someone to open the gate so she can get home after a long day.  


How can we remain open? When must we close up?  

Do good fences make good neighbors or distant enemies? 

And what does a small story about a gate tell us about our world today? 


Robbie Gringras presents his sixth charming new solo show with a lightness of touch, a thoughtfulness, and a depth of emotion that has been the hallmark of his displays of physical story theater over two decades of international performance. 

Upcoming shows:



November 16th 2021, 7:30 pm

JW3, 341 Finchley Road, London, UK

In-building tickets

On-line live tickets

January 14th 2022, 7:30 pm

Congregation Emanu-El, 2125 Westchester Avenue East Rye, NY 10580


February 26th 2022, 7:30 pm

Congregation Kol Tikvah, 6750 N University Drive, Parkland, FL 33067