Coinciding with the 100th birthday of Raoul Wallenberg, the play “Heart of Stone – Heart of Flesh” will be staged on March 22, 2012, at the Edith Pollack Theatre of Kiryat Gat, before an audience of 700.
Students of the Shalon High School of Kiryat Gat, have decided to stage the aforementioned play written by Eli Yossef, which narrates the story of the Swedish diplomat.
25 students aged 14-15, will participate in this artistic endeavor. Their decision was taken after attending a lecture about Wallenberg, given by Yossef, in the framework of an educational initiative by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and Casa Argentina.
Wallenberg was responsible for the rescue of score of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust and 67 years ago he was abducted by the Soviet military. His fate and wherebouts are a mystery even today.
Following the premiere, the cast will start touring and stage the play in other Israeli cities.
The premiere will take place on March 22, 2012, at the “Edith Pollack Theatre” in Kiryat Gat.