The Two-Character Play: Tennessee Williams' Deeply Personal Tragicomedy
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Still the sexiest of the great American musicals, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Cabaret comes vividly to life at Citadel Theatre. This acclaimed musical revolves around the romantic intrigues of cabaret singer Sally Bowles, young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and other denizens of the seedy Kit Kat Klub, amid the backdrop of the Nazis' rise to power in 1930s Berlin. Played out with commentary from the club's darkly comic Emcee, the show's memorable songs include the title tune, along with "Willkommen," and "Tomorrow Belongs to Me." Learn More
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Interesting play (completely crazed and whacked, but in a fascinating way.......) I'd recommend this production to everyone, as the play is VERY rarely done and is a vital, if small, piece of Tennessee Williams' theatrical history. The performers are mostly quite good; the actress playing Clare could definitely show more genuine vulnerability and simplicity in the poignant speech when she is lying on the trunk, as this is one of the only times she is even remotely open or vulnerable. This passage should be as visceral and essential as a terrified child.
The actors, however, were fine in showing levels of play-within-play (sane, nuts, sane in the play within the play, nuts/screwing up in the play within the play.........) and I admire them both for their achievement.
The actor playing Felice also has a marvelous and flexible voice.
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This was a brilliant production that Tennessee Williams would be proud of! This play was intelligent and thought-provoking. A sophisticated theater audience would love this. There was never let down moment in the entire 70 minutes.
Quotes & Highlights
“Williams reportedly described the play as a cri de coeur, and that’s what it feels like: raw, poetic, and engrossing.” —Chicago Reader (recommended)
This show contains strong language. It is not appropriate for children.