The title of the most recent production by Primary Stages, A Walk With Mr. Heifetz is misleading, because it leads a person to think that this play may be, like A Walk In The Woods by Lee Blessing an event of some magnitude. It is not. It is a seminar on the history of Israel that manages to be one-sided and absent of fireworks of any sort.
A Walk with Mr. Heifetz
Primary Stages continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season at the Cherry Lane Theatre with James Inverne's A Walk with Mr. Heifetz.
(Photos by James Leynse)
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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 footsteps and navigated a similar exchange with his brother. In this inspiring new play, discussions about music resonate with the harmonies and discords of a new state struggling into being, all while reminding us of dreams that still sing today and refuse to be quieted.