Lavender Songs: A Queer Weimar Berlin Cabaret

November 3, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

Jeremy Lawrence (as Tante Fritzy)Pangea

Run extended: Monday June 19;  7:00 pm

Jeremy Lawrence returns with his program of songs that were originally written or performed by queer artists in Weimar era Berlin. This show is remarkable for the intelligence and skill with which the evening has been put together, Lawrence’s riveting performance, the strength and sensitivity of the English lyrics (all by Lawrence), and the deep appreciation of the subject matter that informs the entire evening. Ariela Bohrod accompanies on piano. When “Lavender Songs” debuted, both Lawrence and the show’s director, Jason Jacobs, received 2008 Bistro Awards for their work.

This is an important piece. It is based on an evening that Lawrence created for the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the exhibition “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945.” It remains relevant today.

To read our review of this show, click here

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