Cabaret in Captivity

Sketches and cabaret songs written in Terezín/Theresienstad, from Lisa Peschel's anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape and other sources

Previous shows have been at The Center for Jewish History, The Bohemian National Hall, the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC, and the York Theatre.

Information on the 2017 performance:

Monday April 24th at 7pm, in honor of Yom HaShoah

Pangea, 178 Second Ave, NYC 10003

Tickets: $20 plus $20 food and drink minimum

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Songs and texts written and performed in the Terezin Ghetto, in English, Czech, and German. 



Craig Anderson, Jeremy Lawrence, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Andrianna Smela, Seth Gilman, Katarina Vizina and special appearance by Barbara Maier Gustern.

A co production with Mad Jenny Theater

Conceived by Edward Einhorn and curated and directed by Jenny Lee Mitchell with assistance from Barbara Maier Gustern.  Musical direction: Maria Dessena.

Terezin 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 in 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”.

Being performed as part of the National Jewish Theater Foundation Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Day Play Readings.

NJTF HTII Remembrance Day Play Readings 2017 are in honor Elie Wiesel.