based on the book "The Children of Willesden Lane" by Mona Golabek & Lee Cohen adapted and directed by Hershey Felder Runtime: 90 minutes; no intermission At age 14, pianist Lisa Jura was separated from everything and everyone she knew and loved. In The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Jura’s daughter, renowned pianist Mona Golabek, brings her mother’s true tale of survival and triumph to the stage. Featuring live performances of classics by Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy, Pianist is a deeply moving story infused with hope and the life-affirming power of music. Content Advisory: Recommended for ages 10+ Play contains: content and themes include war and the Holocaust "BOOK TO SCRIPT" CLUB: The Pianist of Willesden Lane Script Club is everything you love about a book club – but with a play in the spotlight! Check out a copy of the script from one of our partner libraries and read it at home. Then join CPH Artistic Staff at the library for a free-flowing exploration of the story and characters, with special insight on how CPH artists take a play from page to stage! CPH is pleased to partner with Facing History and Ourselves for this special "Book to Script" Club event.For this event we'll be reading Mona Golabek's novel "The Children of Willesden Lane", which inspired the stage adaption in which she stars, with special focus on the process of adapting the story for the stage: -- February 18, 2015 @ 7:00pm - 8:15pm RSVP to your library branch required. Call 216-932-3600 or visit www.events.heightslibrary.org -- February 25, 2015 @ 7:00pm - 8:15pm RSVP to your library branch required.Call 330-725-0588 or visit www.mcdl.info -- February 26, 2015 @ 7:00pm - 8:15pm RSVP to your library branch required.Call 216-831-6868 or www.cuyahogalibrary.org/beachwoodbranch.aspx BEHIND-THE-SCENES: Put Your Story in the Spotlight February 28, 2015 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm Pianist Mona Golabek told her mother’s amazing story in an acclaimed book, and now she’s brought it to life on stage—and you can do the same. Join Golabek, CPH Playwrights Unit member Eric Schmiedl, and local theatre artist and writing coach Lisa Beth Allen, for conversation and pen-to-paper activities to help you put your story on the page, or the stage.RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org required. Details sent upon registration.
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