Bay Area Theater

Interview: Mona Golabek, “The Pianist of Willisden Lane”

Mona Golabek is bringing her one-woman show, The Pianist of Willisden Lane, which was adapted and directed by Hershey Felder, to TheaterWorks in Mountain View, from January 15th through February 16, 2020. This interview conducted by Richard Wolinsky was recorded in 2013 when The Pianist of Wilisden Lane was produced by Berkeley Rep. Performing the story of her mother, a piano prodigy who escaped from Austria to England in 1938 on the Kindertransport and the years afterward as a refugee, Mona Golabek weaves the narrative with performances of the music that kept her mother alive, both as listener and performer. The play is based on her book The Children of Willisden Lane.

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