William Shakespeare's King Lear from San Diego Rep
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The last date listed for Shakespeare's King Lear was Sunday April 17, 2005 / 2:00pm.
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Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother -- a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitz -- 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 KATHARINE MILLOYRed Velvet
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In one word: Outstanding. We had the great pleasure and education and good fortune to attend "Sam's Salon" prior to the performance, where we heard about the year's worth of preparation to mount the production, which was fascinating to hear.
"King Lear" itself is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago. The issues! Power, corruption, control, and parental/siblings. What a mess. Extraordinary actors. Intriguing sets. The costumes were somewhat odd, but that didn't really matter much, after a few minutes. An old, sad, bloody mean story. Great pathos, great drama. Well done.
The downside: Read the play first! Or rent the movie! There are many characters, and the Elizabethan language is not always easy to 'catch.' I felt we were inadequately prepared to see the show, and missed some of the language cleverities. The (amazing!) director Todd Salovey, suggested we watch the play as a child, with no preconceived ideas. Good idea!
The bottomline: I'd go again!
Asking what King Lear is about is like asking what life itself is about. Here is a masterwork by a genius, an experiment in extremity and the definitive story about parents and children. A loving father is lost in the wilderness of his blind ego. His daughters’ betrayal and their thirst for absolute power brings a nation to the brink of disaster.
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