Into A Lamplit Room
Devised by Aubrey Berg, Musical Arrangements by Julie Spangler
Directed by Thom Christopher Warren
Musical Direction by Lori Kay Harvey
Choreography by Stella Hiatt Kane
Scenic Design by Rob Johnson
Costume Design by Rebecca White
Lighting Design by T. J. Gerckens
Sound Design by Doc Davis and Kailey Miller (’21)
Stage Managed by Avery Barrett (’21)
The life of Composer and Social Activist, Kurt Weill, is celebrated in this cabaret-style compilation of his work. The production includes more than 30 songs, ranging from his life in Berlin during the Weimar Era during which he was a voice against the Nazi regime, to his emigration to the U.S. where he was a supporter of the American war effort in the 1930’s, and finally his contributions to the American Musical Theatre canon. Audiences will particularly recognize his collaborations with Ira Gershwin, Bertolt Brecht, and Maxwell Anderson in the songs written for Broadway including Tschaikowsky, Mack the Knife, Pirate Jenny, Lost in the Stars, and September Song. His themes of love, sex, politics, and equality made him an artist and a voice ahead of his time, or perhaps the ideal voice for our world today.
Acting | Dance | Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Performance Studies | Playwriting | Theatre History
Kurt Weill, Lamplit, Theatre and Dance
Otterbein Theatre and Dance Department, "Into A Lamplit Room" (2021). 2020-2021 Season. 1.