CABARET IN CAPTIVITY to Feature Songs from the Terezin Ghetto at Pangea
Comprised of songs and texts written and performed in the Terezin Ghetto, in English, Czech, and German, Cabaret in Captivity will have a performance on Monday, April 24th, at 7pm, in honor of Yom HaShoah.
Tickets: $20 plus $20 food and drink min. Pangea, 178 Second Ave, NYC 10003. Click here for tickets to Cabaret In Captivity.
This special event is 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
With: Craig Anderson, Jeremy Lawrence, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Andrianna Smela, Seth Gilman, Katarina Vizina and special appearance by Barbara Maier Gustern.
A co production: Mad Jenny Theater and Untitled Theater Company No. 61
Conceived by Edward Einhorn and curated and directed by Jenny Lee Mitchell with assistance from Barbara Maier Gustern. Musical direction: Maria Dessena.
Terezin (Theresienstadt) 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. Cabaret and Captivity features newly discovered works created in Terezin as well as works that have been performed around the world to honor the artists who participated in this "spiritual resistance".
Conceived by Untitled Theater Company No. 61. Curated by Jenny Lee Mitchell of Mad Jenny Theater.