Charlotte: Life? or Theater?

This musical is based on Charlotte Salomon’s Life? or Theater? (Viking Press, 1981). She grew up in Berlin in the 1920s and died in Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of 26. In 1939, in refuge in France, she discovered the truth about a series of suicides in her family. To make sense of her existence she began to paint Life? or Theater? with more than 800 paintings, text, and musical references. Music by Gary Fagin. The production follows Charlotte’s story.
Format: Musical

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Original or Prominent Production: Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia (March, 2001)
Original Source Material: Based on the book, Charlotte Salomon: Life or Theater. Translated by Lelia Vennewitz, The Viking Press, New York, 1981.
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