Posted by Jacqui Bonner | 03/04/2023
For Immediate Release
Moira Blumenthal Productions and Shalom present
Interwoven with Live music a play which tells true stories of violins played during the Holocaust
31 May to 18 June 2023 – Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
Written by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum & Ronda Spinak
Music Curated by: Dr Noreen Green
Actors: Barry French, Laurence Coy, Kate Skinner,Sophie Gregg, Lloyd Allison-Young
Violin: Ben Adler Piano: Dr Noreen Green
Such a heartbreaking chapter in history, but this slice – this thread of hopefulness – was so restorative and beautiful – patron The Braid
Stories from the Violins of Hope is a new stage play which brings to life the powerful true stories of violins played during the Holocaust, in ghettos, forests and concentration camps.
The moving and pertinent true stories track the many violins which were saved during and after World War II by the Weinsteins, a family of luthiers (makers and repairers of stringed instruments).
The play will be accompanied by Live music curated by Dr Noreen Green, founder and conductor of the Los Angles Jewish Philharmonic Orchestra. Masterfully interwoven with music, this is the World Premiere of a live adaptation of the acclaimed film seen at the United Nations and by audi-ences world-wide, celebrating remarkable stories of human resilience and the struggle to restore beauty to the world.
In 2022 playwright Ronda Spinak, founder and artistic director of The Braid, the largest independ-ent Jewish theatre in the US, came to Sydney following the LA premiere, to workshop the play with Moira Blumenthal Productions.