The Morini Strad, Willy Holtzman, The Colony Theatre

Better to focus onstage, where director Stephanie Vlahos reworks genre conventions to delicately rubato effect. Designer Stephen Gifford’s restrained set pieces evoke a grande dame’s apartment, a violin restorer’s workplace and, climactically, Carnegie Hall. Jared A. Sayeg’s lights, Kate Bergh’s costumes and Drew Dalzell’s sound strike apt grace notes.”

Critic’s CHOICE, LA Times, Don Shirley

An absolute must-see…Mariette Hartley gives the performance of her career…Stephanie Vlahos’s brilliant direction makes the ninety minutes seem too short – you’re tempted to yell ‘Encore!’…Recommended to everyone, but if you happen to be a music lover also, you should get your tickets before you even finish reading this.