Mad Jenny and the Society Band presents "Love Und Greed"
Mad Jenny is so excited to reprise Love und Greed at Pangea on Monday October 24th at 9:30PM. Featuring a number of guests from the demi-mondes of burlesque and cabaret, Mad Jennys show is a richly appointed theatrical evening filled with decadent enjoyment for the ears and eyes, shot with strong doses of fear, ennui and protest perfect for these times, called smart and theatrically savvy by Stephen Holden of the NY Times.
thoughtful, piercing and pretty darn fun Huffington Post
Mesmerizing Time Out
the show was all highlights. When it was over, no one wanted to stop clapping, or even let her go. () People will want to see this again and again. Trav S D Travalanche
Created by and starring Jenny Lee Mitchell and directed by Patrice Miller, with solo performance coach Gregg Goldston, Love und Greed features Maria Dessena on accordion and piano, Ric Becker on trombone, and Marty Isenberg on bass. The arrangements are by Dessena. Guests include the fabulous Miss Ekaterina (of Cirque du Soleil fame) as Anita Berber and other secret guests to be announced soon!
Blending songs from the Weimar underground with covertly inserted modern repertoire, Mad Jenny and The Society Band whip up a post-modern Weimar cabaret that is not so much an escape as it is a time travel to an alternate NYC nightlife by way of Berlin in the 1920s.
Participants in the Berlin underground cabaret movement of the 20s and 30s -- artists like Mischa Spoliansky, Brecht/Weill, Brecht/Eissler, and Claire Waldoff, who were either exiled or interred by the regime and who could not escape soon enough -- are given new, hauntingly sexy voice by Mad Jenny and her collaborators. These political progressives, feminists, and gender/sexuality pioneers wrote about gay-pride, abortion, and feminism, not to mention racial hatred and the inexorable march of the war machine. How quaint!
A native New Yorker, Jenny Lee Mitchell has lived and performed in Vienna, Munich, Hamburg and Berlin. Versed in clowning, operetta, musical theatre, and cabaret from abroad, she is also a director of theatre. She has acted in and/or directed productions at 59E59 Theaters, 3LD, LaMama ETC, and with Untitled Theater Company #61. She also translates many of the songs in the Mad Jenny repertoire (from German to English), including rarities shes uncovered that were created in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food and beverage minimum at the tables.
Seating for the show begins at 9PM. Its recommended to arrive no later than 9PM if you intend to order dinner.
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