Willkommen to “Cabaret” in Williamstown, Nov. 14-23 [Berkshire on Stage]
The Williams College Theatre Department will stage Fred Ebb and John Kander’s icon Cabaret, directed by David Eppel with Musical Director Eric Kang ’09 and Choreographer Brittany Baker-Brousseau ’11.
Set in the outrageous and sexy Kit Kat Klub, the musical is based on the writings of Christopher Isherwood about his life in Berlin in that bubble of time between 1920 and 1933, Cabaret is an amalgamation of several of his stories. They celebrate the moment in history when Berlin, its population ignorant or willfully blind of the coming Nazi conflagration, became the most exciting, most creative, most sexually fabulous and depraved city in all the world. Indeed, as many Berliners decided that they believed the very air, the “luft” in Berlin, carried in it a heady mixture of delightful drugs designed to maximize pleasure and bring out the best and the worst in all who breathed it.