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Mona Golabek

Stage Door: The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Mona Golabek's tribute to her mother's experience in the Kindertransport, a rescue mission that sent Jewish children to Britain prior to WWII, is me...

The Piano Lesson

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

On a Friday afternoon in Vienna in 1938, fourteen-year-old piano prodigy Lisa arrives on the trolley for her lesson to discover that Mahler Street has suddenly been renamed Meistersinger Street.

To Be Young, Gifted and a Classical Musician

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Some writers like to reflect on modern history from the distance of a decade or a generation. Others prefer 25 or 50 years as appropriate reference points. Very few stop to think about how our lives have changed over the most recent third of a century.

Exquisite Performances Highlight One-Person Shows in SF, Berkeley

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Two plays, two consecutive nights, two explorations of Jewish experience, two virtuoso performances in which one actor fills many roles: Together they offer proof that the art of storytelling is not only alive but very healthy in the age of Apple, Android and Netflix.

The Power of Music: The Pianist of Willesden Lane

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

Through the art of storytelling at the piano, we come to understand that music carried this story over generations and music, in-part, gave Lisa the will to live. Music is what ultimately saved her life.