25 Oct Hidden: The Secret Jews of Spain
The historical musical about Bnei Anousim.
Recently there’s been a surge in interest in the story of the Bnei Anousim – descendants of those forcibly converted during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. In fact, it has increased so much that it is reflected in many spheres, particularly in the arts. A beautiful example is the all-new historical musical, based on the book “The Family Aguilar” by Rabbi Marcus Lehmann.
The musical “Hidden: the Secret Jews of Spain” was set in Spain of 1692, two hundred years after the traumatic expulsion of Jews that followed the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition. It tells the story of a family that lived outwardly as Christians and secretly as Jews, and struggled to survive under these circumstances. The opening night of the show is November 11th and it will be performed for women only.
Behind the musical project stands superstars Sharon Katz & Avital Macales, of The Women’s Performance Community of Jerusalem, and it’s in partnership with the OU Israel Center. Shavei Israel participated in The Woman’s Perfomance Community’s Spanish Heritage Night, where it was represented by our own Chaya Castillo, director of the Bnei Anousim department. This program was actually a preview of the upcoming original performance. We can’t wait to see it ourselves!
For more information about the musical and purchasing tickets please follow this link.