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Based on the film The Secrets by Avi Nesher and Hadar Galon | Adaptor and Director: Hadar Galron | Set Designer: Michal Syrový | Costume Designer: Agnieszka Pátá-Oldak | Music By: Elad Adar | Choreographer: Itzik Tzadik and Svatava Hanzl Milková | Cast: Malvína Pachlová, Hana Marie Maroušková, Petr Bucháček, Svatava Hanzl Milková, Pavlína Jurková, Ivo Theimer, Milan Ligač, Karolina Frydecká, Magdaléna Jirounková, Jaroslava Košková, Tereza Blažková, Kateřina Zapletalová, Diana Šoltýsová, and Tomáš Růžička | Translation: Denisa Kábrtová
2018 | Czech with English Subtitles | 123 minutes
Established in 1994, Municipal Theatre Mladá Boleslav is a professional theater in the north of the Czech Republic known for producing new Czech plays, world classics, and unconventional works with their resident acting company and guest artists. They commissioned Israeli playwright Hadar Galron’s stage version of The Secrets in 2017, based on the much admired 2007 film by Israeli artists Avi Nesher and Galron.
It is 1996, and Naomi, a young ultra-Orthodox woman, who dares to become a rabbi, enters a seminary for women in the mystical city of Tzfat. There, the studious Naomi is paired with the rebellious French-Israeli Michelle. As the unlikely study partners delve into mysterious Kabbalistic practices, an unexpected love forms, causing Naomi to risk everything she thought she wanted.
The Secrets is a powerful story about the search for the sacred in all its forms, the fight for what is right rather than conventional, and the triumph of love over intolerance.