Ricky Jay: A Rogue's Gallery - An Evening of Conversation and Performance
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The last date listed for Ricky Jay: A Rogue's Gallery - An Evening of Conversation and Performance was Friday January 8, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother -- a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitzkrieg -- in this hit concert drama directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. Golabek, seated onstage at the piano, performs some of the world's most beloved piano music while sharing harrowing true tales of her mother's life. As a young Jewish pianist in 1938 Vienna, Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, dreamt of a concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But when she was swept up in the Kindertransport to London in an attempt to be protected from the Nazi regime, everything about Jura's life was upended -- except her love of music. The Los Angeles Times calls The Pianist of Willesden Lane "an arresting, deeply affecting triumph." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from JD Gordon
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Ricky Jay is, as we'd say in Boston, wicked awesome. I'd go so far as to say he's wicked pissa awesome. He may even be, like Bill Irwin, something of a national treasure: heir, curator and master practitioner of a multifaceted set of traditions and crafts--storytelling not least.
So how--and I'm continuing my rhetoric, so don't jump in-- how could he and David Mamet have missed the mark?
Well, instead of making this an autobiographical show about an extraordinary life and a passionate enthusiasm for all things showman stitched together with breathtaking, lyrical, personal magic it...wasn't.
Just enough great magic to point us in the vague direction of the brink. Just enough emotional connection and personal history to make us see the show this could have been. But like one of the Barnum-esque automatans Jay mentioned in his interesting histories, there was no soul beneath the skin.
Those who haven't seen this production should bide their time and use Ricky Jay YouTube clips as methadone for their Jay addiction. I wish I could tell you to see this show.
A Rogue's Gallery - An Evening of Conversation and Performance
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The Geffen Playhouse is the only Los Angeles theater to host this internationally lauded performer in a decade. All previous productions have sold out - don't miss this innovative new show before it heads to New York.