Press kit: The Pianist of Willesden Lane

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

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Berkeley Rep Brings Back Smash Hit The Pianist of Willesden Lane for Encore Presentation

Piano virtuoso Mona Golabek returns this February for a limited engagement

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to announce that its critically lauded presentation of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, starring acclaimed pianist Mona Golabek, will return in February for a limited engagement. After a record-breaking run last fall and a triumphant New York premiere, Golabek is back with the true story of her mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Golabek and Lee Cohen, the play is set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg. In this heart-stirring show, Golabek performs some of the world’s most beautiful piano music live as she shares her mother’s riveting story of survival. Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, The Pianist of Willesden Lane is infused with hope and invokes the life-affirming power of music. The show was one of the biggest hits in Berkeley Rep’s history, selling out virtually all 52 performances of its originally scheduled engagement and all 29 performances of its extension. The Pianist of Willesden Lane will have a three-week run February 3–February 22, 2015 in the Roda Theatre.

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In The Pianist of Willesden Lane, acclaimed pianist and storyteller Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most beloved piano music.

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In her one-woman show The Pianist of Willesden Lane, piano virtuoso Mona Golabek transforms into several characters as she recounts her mother’s escape from the Holocaust.

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In The Pianist of Willesden Lane, piano virtuoso and author Mona Golabek transforms into her mother, Lisa Jura, to recount her inspirational story against the backdrop of the Holocaust.

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In her one-woman show The Pianist of Willesden Lane, piano virtuoso Mona Golabek chronicles her mother’s escape from the Holocaust.

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In The Pianist of Willesden Lane, award-winning pianist Mona Golabek plays the piano under a projected image of her parents, Lisa and Michel Golabek.

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Who

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane
By Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
Directed and adapted by Hershey Felder

Starring Mona Golabek as Lisa Jura

Creative team

Trevor Hay and Hershey Felder (scenic designers), Jaclyn Maduff (costume designer), Christopher Rynne (lighting designer), Erik Carstensen (sound designer), Andrew Wilder and Greg Sowizdrzal (projection designers)

What

In this heart-stirring show, Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most beautiful music live—as she relates the real-life legacy of her mother’s quest to survive the Nazi regime. “An astonishing tour de force” lauds the San Francisco Chronicle.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

February 3–22, 2015

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Cost

Premium: $67–87 · Section A: $53–71 · Section B: $35–55 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 15 or more, contact 510 647–2918 or groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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