Some of the cast of The Mar Vista in performance (Matthew Murphy)
Created by award-winning Brooklyn-based playwright/choreographer Yehuda Hyman and brought to life through collaboration with attorney Barbara Nagel, filmmaker Rosanne Braun, and creative producers Allison Bressi and Madeleine Goldsmith, The Mar Vista is a comical and heartbreaking new play that centers on 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.
The show which is a play with music that also features heavy interpreted dancing as well storytelling through props and and spoken word. Throughout the First Act Yehuda Hyman who is the writer, director, and choreographer tells the story of his family from his grandparents to the birth of his Mother "Sara" and her life of being a charmer of men. In the second act we find Yehuda as a kid and taking us through his troubled childhood as a gay kid growing up in Mar Vista, California through 2008 during the time of his mothers death.
Tickets are $35, with student tickets priced at $20, and are available by clicking here. 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.