Tel Aviv of the sixties and early seventies. Against the backdrop of the dramatic love story of Rachel and Akiva we are taken back to one of Israel’s most turbulent, creative, and significant periods.
Those highly-charged days are brought back to life with the songs written in the young country of the time, music that became the soundtrack of our life: “You and I Will Change the World”, “Get Out of It”, “Don’t Give Up on Me”, “The Deeper the Bluer”, “I’ll Wait for You”, “What’s With Me”, “It Will Come”, “Hagar”, “When You Cry”, and many more.
Rachel’s parents and Akiva’s colorful bohemian friends, each entrenched in their beliefs and worldviews, hurl the young couple between hope and despair, between death and life.
Will Rachel and Akiva’s uncompromising love overcome all the difficulties and become a life of self-realization, creativity, and stability in the critical years between 1967 and 1973?
A sweeping musical replete with humor that is not ashamed of posing incisive questions on our existence here, and which offers us the perhaps naïve possibility of looking back at times when we dreamed and believed.