The Mar Vista: In Search of My Mother’s Love Life opens on, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St). The Mar Vista is a comical and heartbreaking new play created by award-winning Brooklyn-based playwright and choreographer Yehuda Hyman. 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.
A cast of 6 actors travels 90 years and several continents in this surprising family saga−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 above all, the enduring power of lost love. The show stars Hyman, Amanda Schussel, Ron Kagan, Ryan Daniel Pater, Jacob Perkins, and Ezra Bloom.
It is conceived by Hyman and brought to life through collaboration with executive producers Barbara Nagel, Rosanne Braun, and creative producers Allison Bressi and Madeleine Goldsmith.The creative team includes Amy Page (costume design), Lewis Folden (scenic consultant), Zach Blane (lighting design), and Ezra Bloom (sound design), with Octopus Theatricals (business manager), Will Jennings (production manager), Kate Ann Wilson (production stage manager), and Katherine Boener (assistant stage manager).
Tickets are $35, with student tickets priced at $20, and are available on http://bit.ly/TheMarVistaTickets.
Valid student ID must be presented at will call for student tickets.
Performances run through March 23, 2019 on Tuesdays-Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 7.30pm, and Sundays at 2.30pm.