Catch me 0ff-Broadway in A Walk With Mr. Heifetz. Written by James Inverne and directed by Andrew Leynse, at Primary Stages January 31-March 4.
In this inspiring new play by award-winning Gramophone and Time Magazine journalist James Inverne, discover how music helped Israel find its cultural identity during its formative years. In 1926, 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.
This stirring production directed by Primary Stages Artistic Director Andrew Leynse features performances by Yuval Boim(Two Thousand Years), Adam Green (Venus), Erik Lochtefeld (Small Mouth Sounds), and live music performed by acclaimed violinist Mariella Haubs.
Post-performance talkbacks led by a member of the artistic staff will follow performances on Thursday, February 22 and Thursday, March 1.