Barry French as Amnon Weinstein in Stories from the Violins of Hope. Photo supplied
Based on a True Story
Written by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum and Ronda Spinak
Musical Curation by Dr. Noreen Green
Adapted from the original script by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum
Debut Production at The Bondi Theater, Sydney, Australia
This fully-staged play dives deeper into the original theatrical presentation of Stories from the Violins of Hope. With more stories, scenes, and additional music, the play, interwoven with music, tells the stories of a collection of extraordinary violins as it follows the the arc of an Israeli violin maker's life - from a proud Israeli boy who wanted nothing to do with the Holocaust and his family's pain , to a man who devotes his life to repairing "stringed survivors" whose voices are now heard in concerts around the world - restoring the dignity of their owners for generations to come.
Stories from the Violins of Hope is based on my conversations with the remarkable Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein, and the Weinstein family, to whom I am deeply grateful.
Every violin has a story to tell , and reminds us of the beauty human beings are capable of creating.
For more production information contact: Jodie@the-braid.org