Cabaret in Captivity
Cabaret in Captivity
Mondays April 9th and 16th at 7:30pm
Songs and sketches written in Terezín/Theresienstad, from Lisa Peschel's anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape and other sources.
Being performed as part of the National Jewish Theater Foundation's Holocaust Theater International Initiative, Remembrance Day Play Readings.
In spite of all the harassment, dirt, ugliness, and horror, or rather, exactly because of them, we all sought stimulus through which it would be possible to live and draw hope. It was in the cabaret that we forgot about the powerlessness of our daily lives - Terezin survivor
Conceived by Edward Einhorn
Developed and directed by Edward Einhorn and Jenny Lee Mitchell
Produced by Untitled Theater Company No. 61 "Exquisitely ingenious" - NYTimes
in conjunction with Mad Jenny Theater Smart and theatrically savvy NYTimes
With: Craig Anderson, Seth Gilman, Jeremy Lawrence, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, Katarina Vizina and Barbara Maier Gustern.
Musical direction and piano accompaniment: Maria Dessena.
Terezin was the final stop for more than 30,000 Central and Western European Jews, most from Czechoslovakia, Austria and Germany who perished within its walls. For thousands more it was only a way station on the journey to the slave-labor and death camps. Yet it was also a place where many prisoners became intensely aware of the meaning and power or art. During those years in Terezin/Theresienstadt, a vigorous cultural life emerged. Not all prisoners participated in the cultural life and only a small fraction of the works produced there has survived.
"Although honoring a somber event, the atmosphere was surprisingly pleasant and uplifting...Cabaret in Captivity is a call to action to use hope not as a means of passive daydreaming, but a powerful act of resistance. It has been said that humor equals truth plus distance. Perhaps humor was the most palatable, effective way of sharing the unbelievable creativity, will, and resistance that came from the 'Chosen' who 'had no choice.' " - Amy Oestreicher, Broadway World
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:30PM.
The house opens one hour before the show. Please arrive early.
Late arrivals will be seated at managements discretion.
Downtowns intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Maxs Kansas City from days gone by."
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