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 enjoy learning little known facts about Jewish history. Acting was great, main character showed growth /maturity as the play progressed
Don't see it if you like action and noise. This is a thinking type of play.
See it if you care about Israeli history, chatter about music's essence, and what it means to be a Jew. . . & if you don't mind conversational theater
Don't see it if you rather skip or run with Heifetz. There's little physical action, which doesn't mean you won't be highly moved at times.
See it if I did not know about the characters and their historical references which I enjoyed. It’s charming and the violinist is a plus.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays about history or are more edgy.
See it if You like historical drama, have Jewish or Israeli roots, or like shows based on music (Altho it is not exactly a musical)
Don't see it if You’re not into nonfiction, or if you’re looking for a fast moving plot.
See it if You like thoughtful writing grounded in history. Plays that incorporate wordless music as a kind of Greek chorus. intimate show, small cast.
Don't see it if You're looking for lots of action or flashy production values.
See it if If you don't mind waiting for the 1st act to end. The 2nd act is incredibly absorbing, wonderfully acted, and very moving.
Don't see it if You don't want to know anything about middle eastern politics or only like big budget productions.
See it if You're interested in historical plays, violin performance, plays with music, and/or Israel.
Don't see it if You don't like shows with small casts, you will be bothered by not understanding some Hebrew or Arabic, or you want lots of action.
See it if you like contemporary historical fiction about interesting characters and subjects.
Don't see it if you're not interested in classical music or contemporary history involving Israel and WWII Europe.
See it if You like plays with decent performances that give you a bit piece of history and delves into the importance of music.
Don't see it if You want elaborate stage production and story.