Venue Details

841 Star Starred
Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
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$4 parking with theater validation at the parking lot next to Trader Joe's.
travel Mar 03 2014 star this tip starred
Accessibility was great. An elevator is on one side of the auditorium and a beautiful staircase on the other.
info Mar 04 2014 star this tip starred
An added bonus about the theater was the fact that the bus stops for Metro, Culver City, and Santa Monica are just 50 feet or so away.
travel Mar 04 2014 star this tip starred
The theater staff was magnificent and very accommodating. It was a wonderful experience. The usher instructed me on how to reach my seat on the other side of the row. The only negative was two patrons who refused to allow me to pass them in order to reach the seat. I had to use another row occupied by half a dozen or so people instead of just two.
info Mar 04 2014 star this tip starred
The theater is just off of Westwood Boulevard. There are many shops along that boulevard. The refreshment bar had coffee or wine at very reasonable prices. I think there were also cookies to nibble.
dining Mar 04 2014 star this tip starred
There are a few tables and seats in the ante room that make the wait for seating time comfortable. If you're solo, there's a nice sized table near an electrical outlet that's ideal for opening up your laptop.
info Mar 04 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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96 events
49 reviews
13 stars
attended Feb 28 2014

A wonderful blend of music and storytelling. Moving and compelling. A must see.

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60 events
33 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

It was our second time to see it and would love to see it again before it leaves The Geffen. We highly recommend it.

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54 events
30 reviews
17 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

Mona Golabek, in sharing the story of her mother's experience as one of thousands of German Jewish children were part of the kindertransport, transports us first to... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Top ten show of 2013 — San Francisco Chronicle and Chicago Sun-Times
“Arresting, deeply affecting triumph … an undiluted privilege to witness.” — Los Angeles Times
“Astonishing tour de force … stunningly good” San Francisco Chronicle
“A stirring case of art preserving life … Golabek sitting down at the Steinway piano is enough to make your mouth fall open with a certain wonder at the way of the world.” --Chicago Tribune
“Golabek delivers an exceptionally heartfelt daughter-to-mother tribute.” —Boston Globe


Back by popular demand! After a 21-week, smash-hit world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse and touring the country, Mona Golabek brings her mother’s true tale back home.

Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder

Based on the Book* The Children of Willesden Lane *by Mona Golabek & Lee Cohen