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 you are so fascinated with the modern history of Palestine that you don't need much of a story. Acting was excellent but did not save it.
Don't see it if You require a basic plot and not just arm-waving about principles.
See it if you really want to see something about the history of Israel/Zionism
Don't see it if you're looking for an interesting, engaging way to learn history. this is quite boring
See it if No reason to go. You will learn nothing interesting about any of the characters.
Don't see it if Slow, unfocused and choppy. A little vanity project touching very respectful topics with a lightness that borderlines on levity.
See it if OK concept: show how music is key to building the foundation of the new state of Israel; persuasive acting
Don't see it if concept not developed in coherent or compelling manner; historical characters spout cliches about music; violin accompaniment is meh
See it if This is a play where the talented actors make cleverly written observations while lacking any kind of interesting narrative.
Don't see it if During the two rather boring acts, a lovely young lady plays the violin beautifully and that is probably the highlight of this show.