Enter one actor cloaked in magic... Libby Skala does a marvelous rendition, in an evocative Middle European patois, of her grandmother's velveteen, old world charm that sheaths a steel will. Skala is magnetic in a part that clearly means the world to her.
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Written and performed by Libby Skala
Tuesday, May 3 at 12 & 7PM
Tickets: $10 (12PM) & $25 (7PM) General Admission
The indomitable Lilia Skala comes to life in her grand-daughter’s deeply personal celebration of a life in the theatre. Buoyed by a resolute faith, the Austrian stage actress flees the Third Reich and finds herself laboring in a NY zipper factory before working her way back to Broadway and the silver screen - eventually to collect Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations.
Suggested reading: A Windfall of Musicians: Hitler’s Émigrés and Exiles in Southern California by Dorothy Lamb Crawford
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