About This Project
Treachery .... or Triumph?
Ever since the Holocaust, performing works by the composer Richard Wagner has been taboo in Israel. This play is set in contemporary Tel Aviv, where Ya'akov, a young Israeli conductor, causes a storm by selecting to perform Wagner in the finals of an international music competition. He comes into conflict with Esther, Holocaust Survivor and competition patron who has her own tragic connection with Wagner's music, and Morris, the competition organiser. Their arguments push the competition to the brink and set Israeli society on edge.
This Shalom production, directed by Moira Blumenthal, is the world premiere. Shalom has again generously provided Jewish Arts with a special performance night, including a Q&A with Director and cast members at the end of the show. By attending this particular performance you will be supporting the Jewish Arts theatre program as well as enjoying a night out watching a stimulating new theatre work. Tickets $50 each.