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The Pianist of Willesden Lane – Santa Barbara CA

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - February 18 @ 7:30 pm

Mona in Dallas

Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love, and Survival by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen.

Director: Hershey Felder

Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at Vienna’s storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream.  Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most beloved music as she shares her mother’s riveting true story of survival.

“This is stunning theatre that will leave you emotionally breathless. Marvelously adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, Lisa Jura’s story is a theatrical experience not to be missed.” – Broadway World


February 1 @ 7:30 pm
February 18 @ 7:30 pm


Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC at the New Vic)
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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