Cities of Light


This one-woman musical show by playwright Rebecca Joy Fletcher explores a world before the Holocaust. Fletcher’s production tells the story of a fictional cabaret singer, Katarina Waldorf, who travels and performs around Europe, and later Israel, before the outbreak of World War II. A funny and brave performer, Katarina Waldorf flees Berlin to find places where Judaism and creativity can still thrive. Her story celebrates a community of almost forgotten artists.
Format: One-woman cabaret show
Cast Size: 1F
Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes


Original or Prominent Production: American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA, February 9, 2014. Also performed at venues in Paris, Warsaw, London, Jerusalem, Montreal, Miami, and New York City.
Original Source Material: A box set of cabaret songs from Weimar-era Germany found by the playwright in the library of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Israel.
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Original Language: Mostly English with some songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, French and German.
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