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JCTC’S Cabaret in Captivity / Conceived by Edward Einhorn

May 18 @ 9:00 pm

Cabaret in Captivity / May 18th at 9:00 PM at 165 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ, Entrance from Barrow Street

Conceived by Edward Einhorn

Developed and Directed by Edward Einhorn and Jenny Lee Mitchell

Songs and sketches written in Terezín / Theresienstadt from Lisa Peschel’s anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape, and other sources.

Full of satire, bitter humor, and hope, these pieces demonstrate how art became a vital survival technique for the inmates.


Original work written by Armin Berg, Robert Dauber, Sergei Dreznin, Grigory Flidlider, Hans Hofer, Vitezslav “Pidla” Horpatzky, Jaroslav Jezek, Gideon Klein, Frantisek Kowanitz, Josef Lustig, Felix Porges, Frida Rosenthal, Erwin Schulhoff, Leo Strauss, Myra Strauss-Gruhenberg, Karel Svenk, Victor Ullmann, Ilse Weber, and Liza Zeckendorf-Kutzinski.

With: Craig Anderson, Seth Gilman, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Katarina Vizina, Yvonne Roen, and Mel DeLancey.

Musical direction and piano accompaniment: Maria Dessena.

Violin: Tiffaney Lane

Part of Remembrance Readings program of National Jewish Theater Foundation—Holocaust Theater International Initiative

Running time: 70 minutes

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 of 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.

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