A One Woman Show Performed and Written by Rebecca Joy Fletcher
You know the musical Cabaret? Cities of Light tells the Jewish story. Celebrating Jewish artists in the 20’s and 30’s, the show takes us through the cabarets of Berlin, Yiddish Warsaw, Paris, and Tel Aviv. We're following on the heels of Katarina Waldorf, a witty and talented performer, as she flees Hitler’s Germany and makes her way to cities where Jews and cabaret can still thrive.
Cities features fantastic little known songs, mostly in English, but with a peppering of the original Hebrew, Yiddish, French, and German. These songs are like a kaleidoscope: satiric, then sorrowful, silly, then fierce. And all the music is framed by Katarina’s unique and inspiring story that has moved audiences around the world, ignited their imaginations, and made them laugh!
“A richly rounded and eventually heart-breaking performance” – The New York Times
“A delightful, entertaining and important show for anyone looking to broaden their understanding and appreciation of Jewish and musical history.” – Chicago Stage Style
“Cities took London by storm!” – Geraldine Aurbach, President, Jewish Music Institute, UK
**To enhance the performance attend… – Mazel & Mockery: The Jewish Cabaret, in Europe, 1900-1939, taught by Rebecca Joy Fletcher
Dates: February 9, 2014
Number of meetings: 1
Meeting duration: 4pm
Availability: Available for online registration