The Pianist of Willesden Lane in Washington DC
SEPTEMBER 12-30, 2018

Theater J Presents
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

Lisa Jura becomes one refugee among almost 10,000 children who were brought to England for safety by the Kindertransport mission just as World War II began. Despite the devastating personal loss of separation from her beloved family, music enables Lisa to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura's daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling storytelling with breath-taking live performances of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and more. This tour-de-force performance is a celebration of hope, resilience, and the power of music to help us survive even the darkest times.

The Los Angeles Times wrote, "... this elegant, heartfelt solo show... is an arresting, deeply affecting triumph."

Performance Timing: 90 minutes, with no intermission.

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