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Feb 13, 2015 7:00 PM

Performing Captivity and Beyond

A staged reading of plays and cabaret songs written in Terezín, from Lisa Peschel's anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape and other sources.

Featuring Untitled Theater Company #61 regulars Craig Anderson, Jason Liebman, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Eric Oleson, and Patrick Pizzolorusso. 
With Maria Dessena on piano.
Directed by Edward Einhorn.

Screenig of this film is a part of the multimedia project "Shoah in Us" - more info here

The program begins with a short discussion about the artists in Terezin, after which the company will present the following sketches and songs:

"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

When the Rain Comes Down 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

Admission Free.
First-come, first-served.


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Feb 13, 2015 7:00 PM


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