THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST!
Mona Golabek In 'The Pianist Of Willesden Lane' (Now Extended Through Oct. 12th!)
Above: Promotional graphic for Mona Golabek In "The Pianist Of Willesden Lane." Courtesy of San Diego Repertory Theatre.
In this mesmerizing theatrical event, Mona Golabek is both actress and pianist. She tells this incomparable story while caressing the concert grand piano that is center stage with the music of Grieg, Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Bach and even a little Gershwin. The world class artist Hershey Felder adapts and directs this tour de force in an elegantly beautiful production.
Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Jura changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream.
Featuring some of the world’s most beloved piano music played live, “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” is performer Golabek’s true family story - a story of music, family survival, and hope. “Mona Golabek The Pianist of Willesden Lane” makes its San Diego premiere after critically acclaimed sold out runs in New York, Chicago, Boston, Berkeley, and Los Angeles.
"Stunning theatre that will leave you emotionally breathless…a theatrical experience not to be missed." - Broadway World
Performance dates are now extended through October 12, 2014.
Visit www.sdrep.org for more information.