THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE
At the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Family Theater, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC.
Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen,
adapted and directed by Hershey Felder
A Jüdische Kulturbund Project event with a post-show discussion
September 15 at 8:00 PM
Set in Vienna in 1938 and 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 at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling with breath-taking live performances of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and more.
“This elegant, heartfelt solo show…is an arresting, deeply affecting triumph.” — The Los Angeles Times
Call (202) 467-4600 or visit TheaterJ.org to purchase tickets.