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May 1, 2016 7:00 PM

Cabaret in Captivity

Songs and Sketches from Terezin/Theresienstadt.


A workshop of sketches and cabaret songs written in Terezín, from Lisa Peschel's anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape and other sources


WITH: Craig R. Anderson, Lynn Berg, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Eric Oleson, and Patrick Pizzolorusso. 

Maria Dessena on piano.  Directed by Edward Einhorn.

Lighting: Jeff Nash, Stage Management: Berit Johnson


"Terezin March" by Karel Švenk  English lyrics adapted by Naomi Patz, music adapted by Stephen Feigelbaum 

Radio Show” by Felix Prokeš, Vítězslav “Pidla” Horpatzky, Pavel Stránský, and Kurt Egerer.  Translated by Lisa Peschel

"Ich glaub' ich bin nicht ganz normal" (I don't think I am quite normal) . Original music by Armin Berg, text by Louis Taufstein . Terezín/Theresienstadt parody by Hans Hofer 

Laugh With Us” by Felix Prokeš, Vítězslav “Pidla” Horpatzky, Pavel Weisskopf, and Pavel Stránský

“The Optimistic Song” by Frantisek Kowanitz.  Music by Jaroslav Jezek.  Translated by Lisa Peschel

"The Last Cyclist" by Karel Švenk, adapted by Naomi Patz

Wenn Der regen Rinnt” (When the Rain Comes Down) music and lyrics by Ilse Weber.  Translated by Jenny Lee Mitchell

New Year's Eve” by Lisa Zeckendorf-Kutzinski, translated by Lisa Peschel

"Als ob" (Just as if)  Lyrics by Leo Strauss . Music adapted by Sergei Dreznin from Alexander Steinbrecher's Zwei aus Ottakring

The Smoke of Home” by Zdeněk Eliáš and Jiří Stein, translated by Dorothy Elias. Translated by Lisa Peschel

The Insult—But Unintended”  Author unknown. Translated by Lisa Peschel

"The Bad Old Days in Terezín" Music and lyrics by Felix Prokeš   English lyrics adapted by Kira Obolensky, music arranged by Craig Harris


Produced by Untitled Theater Company #61

In association with the York Theatre Company


At the York Theatre at St. Michael’s Church

619 Lexington Avenue, Entrance on 54th Street, Just East of Lexington

Sunday, May 1 at 7pm


Part of National Jewish Theater Foundation’s
Holocaust Remembrance Readings for Yom HaShoah


Tickets $10, call (212) 935-5820
or buy online at www.yorktheatre.org/buy-tickets.html






York Theatre at St. Michael’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, NYC


May 1, 2016 7:00 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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