Theatrical luminary Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America
and the brilliant libretto for Caroline, or Change
, penned this delightful adaptation of Brundibar
, a remarkable musical fable based on an opera that was first performed in the Czech concentration camp in which its original author was imprisoned. A fairy-tale opera about two children who must sing in the market to raise money for their ailing mother, Brundibar
celebrates the triumph of the helpless over tyranny and the transformative power of art. Supplementing Brundibar
is But the Giraffe
, a brief Kushner-written companion piece about a young girl who has to make a tough choice. This show is produced by Underground Railway Theater.