I missed the April Program Council meeting because I was rehearsing my part in UUCB’s upcoming production of the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret.* Our own Donna Davis stars as Fraulein Schneider.
Cabaret is a bold choice for UUCB. Set in Berlin during the rise of the Nazis, the musical features catchy tunes, raunchy dance numbers, and an underlying political commentary that’s tailor-made for 2018. Theatergoers will kick off the evening by toasting New Year’s Eve 1930 at the Kit Kat Club, and the narrative will then plunge them into the increasingly disturbing reality of a decadent and dangerous pre-World War II Germany.
“Gritty, raw and entertaining, Cabaret is potent political theater and a timely commentary on the divisive forces at work in our country today,” says renowned Bay Area director Erin Merritt. “After the First World War, Germans were desperate to make their country great again. And one of the show’s central themes is the danger of doing nothing in the face of extremism.”
“As an organization that resists oppression in all its forms, UUCB is proud to host this production,” says Rev. Christian. “Cabaret is yet another way for us to promote UUCB’s values of tolerance, inclusion, and the importance of taking a stand.”
So come help us show visitors how UUCB can help them take a stand. The Social Justice Table will be featured in our lobby. Contact your Program Council Rep about how you can help. Tickets are available in the Atrium on Sundays or on Brown Paper Tickets.
* WARNING: Production may not be suitable for people under 18.