The critically acclaimed book and one-woman show by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen shares the true story of a young girl named Lisa Jura (Mona’s mother) who fled Vienna on the Kindertransport to London as Hitler’s armies invaded in 1938. Lisa’s dream of becoming a concert pianist was nearly lost in the turmoil, but through her music she became a symbol of hope for other displaced children and persevered through tremendous odds.
In collaboration with Mona Golabek and the Hold On To Your Music Foundation, Urban Gateways presents this moving performance for the general public on October 29, as well as presenting five matinee performances for school audiences October 28-30; these matinees will reach 6,200 Chicago students and teachers from 46 schools.
Your ticket purchase to attend the public performance on October 29 benefits Urban Gateways arts education programs such as these free matinees for Chicago youth. Mona Golabek will be joined onstage on October 29 by members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras.
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind performance that brings history, music, and theater together to provide an unforgettable experience celebrating the power of the arts and the resiliency of the human spirit.