Artistic director of Gesher theatre Yevgeny Aryeh on Tuesday won the prestigious Golden Mask Award for directing the Russian production of Enemies: A Love Story.
The play is an adaptation of a well-known book written by Jewish author Isaac Bashevis Singer.
The award ceremony, which was held at the renovated Bolshoi theatre in Moscow, is considered one of the most prominent events in the field of performance arts.
The Golden Mask award is given by the Association of Russian Ballet and Theatre Arts to artists and productions in the field of theatre, ballet, modern dance, operas, musicals and puppet theatre.
Enemies: A Love Story first premiered in Gesher Theatre in 2008. The Russian production was shown at the Sovremennik theatre in Moscow with a local cast, but with the same set and music that were used in the original production.
The plot of Enemies: A Love Story takes place in New York at the end of the 1940s and depicts the lives of various Jewish Holocaust survivors who settles in America after the war.