The Return of “Cabaret in Captivity”

Today (January 27) is Holocaust Remembrance Day and as it happens I have timely related news to report: friend Edward Einhorn of Untitled Theatre Company #61 is reviving their historical revue Cabaret in Captivity. I have reviewed the show for Chelsea Community News — go here for my impressions.

The details:

Starting on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January spanning through Yom HaShoah in April…

Songs and sketches written in Terezín/Theresienstadt, from Lisa Peschel’s anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape and other sources.

Full of satire, bitter humor, and hope, these pieces demonstrate how art became a vital survival technique for the inmates

Conceived by Edward Einhorn
Developed and directed by Edward Einhorn and Jenny Lee Mitchell

With: Craig Anderson, Seth Gilman, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, and Katarina Vizina
Musical direction and piano accompaniment: Maria Dessena.

$25 suggested donation

JANUARY SHOWS at a house at 153 W. 88th (capacity 15)
Sat Jan 28 at 7pm, Tue Jan 31 at 7:30pm

FEBRUARY SHOW (capacity 50)
at New Yiddish Rep, 315 W 39th St Suite 611
Sat Feb 18 at 8pm
Special guest: David Mandelbaum

MARCH SHOWS (capacity 22)
at the Torn Page Salon, 435 W 22nd Street
Sat March 18 at 8pm, Sun March 19 at 5pm
Special guest: Tony Torn

Special guest: Johnna Wu

Original work written by Armin Berg, Robert Dauber, Sergei Dreznin, Grigory Flidlider, Hans Hofer, Vitezslav “Pidla” Horpatzky, Jaroslav Jezek, Frantisek Kowanitz, Josepf Lustig, Feliz Porges, Frida Rosenthal, Leo Strauss, Myra Strauss-Gruhenberg, Karel Svenk, and Ilse Weber.

Part of Remembrance Readings program of National Jewish Theater Foundation—Holocaust Theater International Initiative

For more info and tickets go here.

And again, my review is here.