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The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
Adapted and directed by Hershey Felder
December 6–18, 2022

A BRAVURA PERFORMANCE OF AN UNFORGETTABLE STORY

After a sold-out run at the Kennedy Center, Grammy®-nominated pianist Mona Golabek makes her triumphant return in one of the most powerful performances in Theater J’s history. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, Jura endures through her music and pursues her dreams. Performed by Jura’s real-life daughter, the virtuosic Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling with breathtaking live performances of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and more.

“This elegant, heartfelt solo show…is an arresting, deeply affecting triumph” –The Los Angeles Times

SHOW INFORMATION

The running time of The Pianist of Willesden Lane is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

THANK YOU TO OUR PRODUCTION SPONSOR

Stuart Eizenstat

Theater J is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mona Golabek

Mona Golabek

Adapted and Directed: Hershey Felder

Production Design: Hershey Felder & Trevor Hay

Lighting/Video Design: Jason Bieber

Sound Design/Production Manager: Erik Carstensen

Costume Design: Jaclyn Maduff

Projection Design: Andrew Wilder & Greg Sowizdrzal

Dramaturg: Cynthia Caywood, PhD

Associate Direction: Trevor Hay

Production Stage Manager: Danny Debner 

Assistant Stage Manager: Rebecca Talisman

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2022, 7:30 PM
Pay-What-You-Choose Preview
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2022, 7:30 PM
Opening Night
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2022, 12:00 PM
ACTIVE RETIREE’S CLUB (ARC) RECEPTION: Join other active retirees for a desert and tea reception after the matinee performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Meet new friends, discuss the show, and enjoy a little nosh!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022, 7:30PM

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