It Sounds Better in Amharic

Yossi Vassa and Shay Ben Attar

Traslated by

Howard Rypp


Shay Ben Attar


Yossi Vassa

A one play that blends stand-up comedy with personal, touching, theatrical storytelling. Yossi Vassa describes what it was like to walk 700 kilometers by foot, from Ethiopia through refugee camps in Sudan and finally flying to the Holyland where he ends up in Netanya.

He shows us how, from an African perspective, the western world seems primitive.

The play unfolds the story of an entire community and reveals the difficulties of adjusting to Israel from many varied and informal perspectives