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Rebecca Joy Fletcher ~ Cities of Light

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Rebecca Joy Fletcher ~ Cities of Light
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:00 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • 2 Beverage Minimum
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  • Ticket Price: $18.00 - $150.00
  • Door Time: 6:15 PM
  • Show Type: Theater
  • Restrictions: 2 Beverage Minimum
Cities of Light is a one-woman musical journey through the cabarets of 20's and 30's Berlin, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, and Paris. The show is a love letter to that era and to the witty and outspoken Jewish artists who made those places pop.  Archival songs are performed with new English lyrics, plus a smattering of their original French, German, Yiddish, and Hebrew. Our guide into this lost world: Katarina Waldorf, a fierce, sardonic and sensual artist who runs from fascism, towards new lights of cabaret, as the world around her grows dark.
Cities of Light has been presented at performance venues, synagogues and JCC's across the US, including a recent sold-out theatrical run at the Piven Theatre in Chicago. Cities has also been presented internationally at such venues as La Vieille Grille Theatre (Paris); The London Jewish Cultural Centre; the Martef Theatre (Jerusalem); and the National Yiddish Theatre (Warsaw.)
Illuminating, ultimately touching …. Ms. Fletcher delivers a richly rounded and eventually heartbreaking performance...” -- The New York Times
“We were thrilled to bring this unique and compelling musical to our stage. Rebecca's performance is riveting!" - Jen Green, Artistic Director, Piven Theatre, Chicago
“Ah, what a voice. This show is gold!” – Anne Quesemand,  La Vieille Grille, Paris
"Fletcher…takes the art form to a whole new level, transforming the typical plot-less cabaret into a historically relevant and character driven performance.”
-     LA Splash Magazine
“For those among us whose knowledge of cabaret is limited to the Kander & Ebb musical, this delightful show serves to enlighten and illuminate a forgotten historical era.” – Chicago Stage Style review
“Rebecca owns the stage; she seduces and delights. Cities of Light: an aching affirmation of life!”  – David Y. Chack, President, the Association for Jewish Theatre
Rebecca Joy Fletcher is a Brooklyn-based playwright, actress, cabaret artist, and cantor. Highlights include: Kleynkunst!, the smash off Broadway hit in 2008 and Cities of Light. This November, in Paris, Rebecca premiered her latest show, Metropolis, under the auspices of a grant from the European Association for Jewish Culture. Upcoming projects: a theatrical exploration of Eisler's music, premiering in Germany in 2013, and Dying Well, a new ensemble piece. Rebecca serves as vice president of the Association for Jewish Theater, and is a proud member of the American Conference of Cantors, the Dramatists Guild, ROI, and New York City’s award-winning Kabarett Kollectif.