A woman of Israel

Women-in-Theater presents an English musical on life of pioneer Raquela Prywes

December 16, 2015 20:43
women theater

THE CAST of Women-in-Theater’s production of ‘Raquela: The Birth of Israel’. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Raquela: The Birth of Israel from the Modi’in based Women- in-Theater (WIT) is an English-language musical by women and for women-only audiences about a ninth generation Jerusalemite whose life spans our state.

Raquela Levy Prywes (1924-85) trained as a nurse and then as a midwife. She delivered the babies of Holocaust survivors and illegal immigrants in the camps at Atlit and Cyprus. The musical by Tamar Krantman-Weiss (music) and director Pnina Fredman-Schechter (book) tells her story and those of the immigrants. Theirs is the struggle to remake their lives. Hers is the desire to make a difference and to help.

“The story of Raquela is a reminder of the sacrifices people made in order to live [here] and create ourstate,” says producer Krantman- Weiss.

The designer is Ninoska Ravid.

The 50-member cast comes from all walks of life and from all over the country.

Performances are December 23 and 24 at Modi’in’s Heichal Hatarbut.

For more info visit www.womenintheater.com

Related Content

A deadly car crash on Israel's Route 6.
October 20, 2019
Pregnant mother, daughter die in car accident, baby in critical condition


Cookie Settings