The Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of Israel commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day through the theatrical presentation, “Performing Captivity and Beyond: Songs and Sketches from Terezín,” a staged reading of sketches and cabaret songs written in Terezín from Lisa Peschel’s anthology Performing Captivity, Performing Escape and other sources, produced by United Theater Company #61 and directed by Edward Einhorn, on April 16, 2015, at 7 pm. At the Czech Embassy, 3900 Spring of Freedom Street NW, Washington , DC.
The program begins with a short discussion about the artists in Terezín, after which the company will present the following sketches and songs: Terezín March by Karel Švenk; Radio Show by Felix Prokeš, Vítězslav “Pidla” Horpatzky, Pavel Stránský, and Kurt Egerer; Ich glaub’ ich bin nicht ganz normal – Terezín parody by Hans Hofer; Laugh With Us by Felix Prokeš, Vítězslav Horpatzky, Pavel Weisskopf, and Pavel Stránský; When the Rain Comes Down by Ilse Weber; New Year’s Eve by Lisa Zeckendorf-Kutzinski; Als ob lyrics by Leo Strauss; The Smoke of Home by Zdeněk Eliáš and Jiří Stein;The Insult—But Unintended by unknown author; The Bad Old Days in Terezín – music and lyrics by Felix Prokeš. The performance features Craig Anderson, Jason Liebman, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Eric Oleson, and Patrick Pizzolorusso, with Maria Dessena on the piano.
3900 Spring of Freedom St NW
Washington, DC 20008
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