Based on true events, Primary Stages's world premiere drama tells the story of how music helped Israel find its cultural identity during its formative years. More…
In 1925, an unforgettable event occurred when Jascha Heifetz, the most celebrated violinist in the world, played a concert in pre-Israel Palestine. People flocked from all over the globe to see this performance, including Yehuda Sharett, composer and brother of future Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett. Legend has it that after the performance, Heifetz and Yehuda walked together and shared a remarkable conversation that resonated twenty years later when, in 1945, Moshe echoed Heifetz’s experience with his brother in a similar exchange that changed the world as we know it.
See it if Covers an important time in world history, and gives an insight into the early days of Israel. I found the first act compelling.
Don't see it if But the second act was disappointing. It didn’t really go anywhere, and ultimately didn’t have much to say. However...
See it if you're strongly pro-Israel &/or would enjoy anything to do with Israeli history, even if the play itself is poorly written & constructed.
Don't see it if you want an interesting, cohesive play that gives you a reason to care about what's onstage, esp if you're not already strongly pro-Israel.
See it if you're interested in the formation of Israel or in classical music. Interesting historical figures.
Don't see it if you want lively, engaging theater. WALK is, sadly, dull. Staging w/violinist falls flat. Moshe's accent varies wildly. Long set change.
See it if You really want to see another historical play based on a true character’s life learning how to live with the horrors of the Holocaust.
Don't see it if You don’t have an intense interest in Jewish history. There’s not enough story here to make it acccessable to most.
See it if Despite good acting (esp Lochtefeld's Moshe) play is slow & legubrious Ostensibly about music its really about the creation of Isreali state
Don't see it if A didactic history lesson lacking drama. For a play concerning Jascha Heifetz & the creative power of music, its tone deaf
See it if you will see anything about the history of Israel or Heifetz. This show has an interesting perspective that will add to your knowledge.
Don't see it if You expect a tight script that delivers in a dramatically successful way. The script meandered and was didactic.
See it if you enjoy historical plays that are just talk with little action & interesting facts about Jascha Heifetz & the formation of a Jewish State.
Don't see it if you are not interested in a play about the formation of Israel and how Jascha Heifetz was involved.
See it if You're interested in a conversation about Israel and/or music, and don't mind a slow talky show.
Don't see it if Two people talking on a stage won't entertain you. Weird accents bother you.
See it if stories about Jewish icons and Israel's founding is enough to keep you interested; if you speak Hebrew it helps.
Don't see it if you long for depth and texture for these important and complex real life characters; plays that "lecture" annoy you
See it if PREVIEW-cerebral play with reflective text emphasizing the gravitas of the events surrounding Heifetz & the time with Hobbs->musical scoring
Don't see it if Play never escapes heaviness of 1st act despite more traditional 2nd act; audience score can vary by 20 show score points depending upon vie
See it if You are interested in seeing a play that comes across more as a history lesson. It is short though running at 90 mins with intermission.
Don't see it if You're looking for something with a plot that extends between acts.
See it if You are interested in the founding of Israel and the role of music. The violinist playing on stage was excellent.
Don't see it if If off accents bother you. The two brothers strangely spoke in different accents. The play was slow and lacked a coherent story arc,
See it if you like philosophical plays about the place of art/music in society. Interesting historical drama delves into pre-Israeli history.
Don't see it if you want a show with more than dialog. Don't see it if you are not interested in the early history of Israel.
See it if you can endure talk, talk, talk without much point. Whatever the underlying intent was, it did not make a statement or grab one's attention
Don't see it if You are looking for theater that makes you think about what is one the stage rather than what could have been. Missed opportunity
See it if you are interested in Israel and its culture. This is the story of how the country found its music...or something like that.
Don't see it if you have a hard time with accents or have a problem with Israel.
See it if you love cherry lane theatre and if you like historically based plays.
Don't see it if you like cohesive scripts.. first and second act did not connect. heifetz character was disappointing while moshe and yehuda were interestin
See it if Six ideas in search of a play, it tries to say something profound about Jews, Zionism, grief, music, and art, but it falls way short.
Don't see it if It lacks energy, depth, dramatic tension, sufficient backstory, or character development. Not fully formed, but it could be salvaged.
Also The violinist was excellent. Had she played only, dayenu.