Music, Dance and Theater of Berlin in 1933 Comes to Stage: Flammentangel Kabarett at the Lewis Center for the Arts
(Princeton, NJ) The Program in Theater and Dance of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University announces a senior thesis production of a new play, Flammentangel Kabarett, devised by Sarah Outhwaite '09 and Jon Feyer '09. Set in Berlin in 1933, the show explores the atmosphere of creativity and freedom, decadence and fear that characterized Weimar Germany. Flammentangel Kabarett will be performed at the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street on December 5-8th.
Immersing the audience in a vibrant theatrical experience which undoes the usual divisons between audience, stage and backstage, Flammentangel Kabarett uses live music, dance, and satirical sketches to capture the reality of a particular time and place whose inhabitants were flirting with chaos. As relationships among the performers start to come undone, just outside the Berlin night catches fire.
Sarah Outhwaite, a senior in Comparative Literature and a Certificate student in the Theater and Dance Program, directs. Jon Feyer, an English major and a Theater and Dance Certificate student, performs in the role of Kabarett owner and comedian Kurt Werner. Outhwaite and Feyer collaborated on the script, which uses old Kabarett songs and routines, and bring their work to life in partnership with Music Director and local artist Vincent DiMura, Set and Costume Designer Anya Klepikov, and Lighting Designer Christopher Simpson ’09 .
Flammentangel Kabarett will be performed at the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street on Friday –Monday, December 5-8 at 8:00 p.m. and at 12 midnight on Friday, December 5th. Ticket prices range from $8 to $10 and may be ordered by calling 609.258.ARTS or University Ticketing 609.258.9220.
The Lewis Center for the Arts is part of a major initiative announced by President Shirley M. Tilghman in 2006 to fully embrace the arts as an essential part of the educational experience for all who study and teach at Princeton University. The Lewis Center for the Arts will have a significant impact on the University and the larger community it serves. The public is welcomed to a full range of lectures, exhibitions, concerts and performances at the Center. Many of the Center’s events are free or charge a nominal admission fee.