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 like historical pieces about Israeli history in the early 1900s and post ww2. Acting excellent especially yehuda sharett.
Don't see it if If you don’t like a piece about the history of kibbutz music
See it if interested in the power of music to heal the soul, and how great Vioinist Heifetz and composer Sharett added to the culture of Israel.
Don't see it if You are not into music or esoteric historical stories.
See it if An interesting journey of personal development, in the context of a changing time. Interesting perspectives on ego and leadership.
Don't see it if If you are unwilling to read the background provided in the program booklet and are unfamiliar with the location and point in time.
See it if you're interested: in the history of the beginning of the state of Israel; in the life of Jascha Heifetz; how music can counter depression
Don't see it if you don't want a play with modest ambitions
See it if you love strong dialogue about the meaning of music and it's impact on the creation of the Israel nation. Excellent acting by a small cast.
Don't see it if you are not familiar with Yiddish or Jewish music. The actors show authentic mannerim and there are many cultural asides and observations.
See it if You want to see a life affirming play with two acts that book end World War 2 and how music has amazing healing abilities.
Don't see it if If you're only looking for musicals or trite fluff