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Emanuel Synagogue

La Luna world premiere musical

Where
7 Ocean St
Woollahra NSW 2025
Emanuel Synagogue
When

Every day, 6:30am to 8:30am Wednesday 22 March 2023 to Sunday 26 March 2023

Evening performances on 22nd, 23rd, 25th (7.30pm - 9.30pm), the 26th has both matinee (2.00pm - 4.00pm) and evening performances

La Luna is the incredible story of Gracia Nasi Mendes, a Portuguese philanthropist and one of the wealthiest Jewish women of Renaissance Europe.

Beatrice Nasi, who would come to be known as Gracia Nasi Mendes, one of the richest women in the world, was born in 1510 in Portugal, where her forcibly-baptized, Crypto Jewish family fled from the nearby Spanish Inquisition. 

She worked to find a safe place for Jews, setting up an underground network to help Jews leave Portugal, including the Nasi family who lived in Venice, Ferrara, and finally Constantinople, where Doña Gracia assumed a role of leadership in the Sephardi world of the Ottoman Empire.

Book, music and lyrics by Joanna Weinberg. Joanna is an actor, writer and composer with 14 original one-woman shows to her name including the critically acclaimed Pandora’s Bag, Piano Diaries, Twelve Shoes, Bianka's Bloodsongs, and Sinksongs – the inspiration for her internationally released feature film Goddess.

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