Berkeley Repertory Theatre will present an encore of its critically lauded presentation of “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” starring acclaimed pianist Mona Golabek, 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.
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“The Pianist of Willesden Lane” will have a three-week run Feb. 3-22 in the Roda Theatre.
“I’m thrilled to return to Berkeley Rep,” Golabek said. “I’m truly honored that the Bay Area audience has wholeheartedly embraced my mother’s story and her music; it warms my heart. I’m excited to perform the show for a new audience and to welcome back those who have seen it before.”
“Mona’s story and performance resonated profoundly with so many,” Felder said. “We were deeply moved by the audience’s appreciation of the show and couldn’t be happier to be back for a second run.”
For reservations and information, visit BerkeleyRep.org or call 510-647-2981.