by MATTHEW GREENE
directed by AUSTIN PENDLETON
OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 17, 2018
Nothing feels the same since the day Thousand Pines Junior High School was on every news channel and in everyone’s hearts. Six months after a student brought a gun to school and killed his classmates, the families of the children who died struggle with their need for answers and closure. This important and riveting new drama brings the national dialogue about gun violence to the Playhouse stage.
“I believe in the healing power of theater as we stumble together from darkness in search of light.”
MATTHEW GREENE, PLAYWRIGHT
THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE
based on the book "The Children of Willesden Lane"
by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
adapted and directed by Hershey Felder
DECEMBER 5 – 22, 2018
Back by popular demand! Grammy-nominated pianist and storyteller, Mona Golabeck, shares the gripping and biographical tale of her mother’s escape from Vienna in 1938. When the young Jewish piano prodigy finds her dreams threatened by the looming war, she escapes to England on the Kindertransport. Ms. Golabek tells an incomparable true story while interweaving the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and even a little Gershwin in this elegant and beautiful production.
2018 MEDIA SPONSORS