The world premiere of Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane has once again been extended four additional weeks with performances now running through August 19, 2012 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Adapted and directed by L.A. audience favorite Hershey Felder and featuring award-winning concert pianist Mona Golabek, this music-filled evening recounts the personal story of Ms. Golabek's mother in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under Nazi regime, everything for Lisa 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 Mona Golabek's true family story, chronicling hope, survival and how through our darkest times, music has the power to help us survive.
The Geffen Playhouse production marks the world premiere of this play.
Hershey Felder AND THE Geffen Playhouse
PRESENT THE ONE MORE ENTERTAINMENT AND TREVOR HAY PRODUCTION OF
MONA GOLABEK IN THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE
Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder
Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
Scenic Design David Buess and Trevor Hay
Lighting Design Chris Rynne
Sound Design Erik Carstensen
Projection Design Greg Sowizdrzal and Andrew Wilder
Scenic Construction Christian Thorsen
Production Manager Trevor Hay
Production Stage Manager Gary Breitbach (Through July 8)
Nate Genung (July 12 – August 19)
Ticket prices currently range from $72 - $77. Tickets are on sale now at the Geffen Playhouse box office, via phone at 310-208-5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.com.
Monday , Tuesday No performances
Wednesday – Friday 8:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm; 8:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm; 7:00pm
*Please note there will be no performances on July 4 or July 11, 2012
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