City Opera Vancouver presents the world premiere of the political satire BERLIN: The Last Cabaret during the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
BERLIN: The Last Cabaret
When: January 23 to 26, 2020 at 8:00pm
Where: Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online now through the PuSh Festival box office
Set in Nazi Germany on July 13, 1934, the darkly humorous production takes place the day of Adolf Hitler’s national broadcast claiming responsibility for the “Night of the Long Knives” — a horrific political purge and extrajudicial execution of more than 85 members of the Sturmabteilung (SA).
Directed and co-created by Alan Corbishley, in association with Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre BERLIN follows an underground cabaret troupe as they decide whether their love of creative and social freedom is worth the ultimate price.
The production features original songs from early 20th-century cabarets in Germany, which were banned after the fall of the Republic. A popular form of entertainment, the German kabarett was distinct from the French iteration for its sharp political satire and dark humour. Although kabarett existed in the late 19th century, it wasn’t until after World War I that the genre came into its own, particularly in Berlin.
True to the type of artists found on cabaret stages at the time, BERLIN features a diverse cast of actors, rather than traditional opera singers: Julia Munčs, Meaghan Chenosky, Alen Dominguez, Brent Hirose, and Dan Deorksen.
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