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.
"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 inventive staging kept me involved and interested in what was happening on stage, if not why it was...The intellect has to be engaged and purpose has to enter the picture." Full Review
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.
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