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The Mar Vista

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Members say: Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing

About the show

This new play with dance and music is a surprising family saga spanning 90 years and several continents. More…

At the center of the story is the bond between Hyman and his mother, Sara, a strong-willed, very funny, and deeply romantic Russian-Jewish woman with a colorful and mysterious past. The story touches on the mysteries of Istanbul, a forbidden WWII wartime romance, a gay boy growing up in the 1960s in a family of immigrants in West L.A., Romani dances, Greta Garbo’s face, dancing till dawn in Hollywood, and the enduring power of lost love.


Member Reviews (1)

MEMBERS SAY:

Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing

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Ambitious, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A sincere dance-based, almost experimental theatrical event telling a life's story. Exquisitely and exactly staged. Intimate and refreshing.

Don't see it if looking for a huge brassy production.


March 15th, 2019
"All incident and no insight...The piece is a catalog of events with no introspection. Then again, the events kind of speak for themselves. 'The Mar Vista’s' saving grace is its visual appeal. Which may seem odd for a piece performed in a black box theater with no scenery...Hyman’s clever and inv...
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