Ghetto became world famous shortly after its premiere in Haifa in May 1984. The play won the Israeli David's Harp award for best play. The Israeli opening was followed by Peter Zadek's much acclaimed German premiere of the play in July of the same year. The play and the production were chosen by THEATER HEUTE as best production and best foreign play of the year. The play has been translated into more than 20 languages and performed by leading theatres in more than 25 countries throughout the world. Following Nicholas Hytner's production of the English translation by David Lan at the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain in 1989, the play won the Evening Standard and the London Critics award for Best Play of the Year and was nominated for the Olivier Award in the same category.
Tells the story of the Vilna Ghetto theatre dring the Nazi occupation of Lituania, inspired by an actual historical theatre which operated in the Jewish ghetto from 1941 to 1943.