WHAT Presents I AM A CAMERA, Begin. Tonight
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater pays tribute to the great Julie Harris in the second offering of their summer season, I Am a Camera, a play that helped launch Harris' career.
Inspired by Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories, John Van Druten draws an affecting portrait of young people trying to come to terms with their hopes and dreams as the decadence of the Weimar Republic gives way to the relentless evil of the Nazi Reich. Julie Harris won her first Tony Award for her role as Sally Bowles. This seldom-produced play was the basis for Cabaret.
In the role of Sally Bowles, WHAT has cast Ruby Wolf, who played Frankie Addams in a Cape Rep production of Member of the Wedding - another iconic Julie Harris character.
Director Caitlin Langstaff describes an aspect of the play as "four young adults trying on new things, new people, and personas. There is something about being that age when you have
your freedom to play and explore, feeling somewhat immortal to then wake up and realize who you are in conjunction with the rest of the world - and how much you need more than yourself to survive."
Previews for I Am a Camera are June 26 and 27, and are open to the public. Opening night is tonight, June 28. A free Playmakers Talkback with the director and cast follows the performance on Thursday, July 3.
I Am a Camera
Written by John Van Druten
Adapted from The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood Directed by Caitlin Langstaff
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
8pm, Thursdays- Mondays
Previews: June 26, 27
Runs: June 28 - July 19
$20-$45 (students $12; previews $25)
2357 Route 6, Wellfleet
508-349-9428 | www.what.org
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is the award-winning theater company that inspired "a new vigor for theater on the Cape" (New York Times). In honor of the theater's namesake, Julie Harris, WHAT continues to be a sounding board for new and bold ideas, presenting "continually adventurous theater" (Boston Globe), and year-round programming.