“THE LAND OF THEIR FATHERS"
written by Jake Hooker
directed by Sarah Benson
written, directed & performed by Antonio Cerezo
"A Cause for Celebration"
written, directed & performed by Andrea & Ileana Eherenberg
written by Anne Heintz and directed by Jim MacEachron
“Bananas For Everyone,"
written, directed & performed by Sylvester Schneider & Natascha
"A Brief History of France and Germany"
written, directed & performed by Peter Schuyler and Charlie Berfield
Countries collide on "Cabaret Danzón," a new cabaret
created by Antonio Cerezo and Raine Bode. The Danzón is a popular
allegoric dance used in Mexico to reflect and comment on society and is
dedicated to notable people in honor of their achievements and stature.
"Cabaret Danzón" is a platform to satirize the mix of
people from different continents who are mushed together in our multinational
mosaic seeking their own national identities.
What Ms. Bode and Mr. Cerezo have done is invite together a group of
international artists from various countries and asked each of them to
write and perform a satirical tribute to a different country. The evening
is framed by the Danzón.
Skits will include:
“THE LAND OF THEIR FATHERS: An Homage to Wales” In Jake
Hooker's contrapuntal new text, two tramps meet the Prince of Wales,
Dylan Thomas, the Lady of the White Light - and a strange mythical
man in a red dress..... Welsh words and songs are on a competitive
quest for the Welsh spirit, as the pre-heroic and post-modern collide.
Directed by Sarah Benson “THE LAND OF THEIR FATHERS” is
a tribute to a complex and independent Wales.
"Mexico’s Salute to the US", directed & performed
by Antonio Cerezo. This piece concentrates on Mexicans living and
working in the United States.
Two pieces performed written, directed & performed by Mexican
artists Andrea & Ileana Eherenberg. The first is “A Cause
for Celebration” In this piece two Mexican farm girls walk to
cross the U.S. border. As they walk, they discover their true intentions
in making their journey and discover a whole new reason to celebrate.
The second is entitled “Our Men” which is a plea to the
U.S. made by two Mexican Women who’s husbands are living and
working in the U.S.
A satire on US-Australian collusion, “C.O.U.P.,” written
by Anne Heintz and directed by Jim MacEachron, centering on the working
relationship between John Howard, PM of Australia, and George W. Bush,
President of the US.
“Bananas For Everyone," After $690 billion for Unification
and 10 years the "German wall" still stands invisibly. But
at least we share the bananas now! A before during and after piece
set in Berlin while the wall comes down. Written, directed & performed
by Sylvester Schneider & Natascha Preiß.
"A Brief History of France and Germany," A critical, cultural,
absurdist review of the history of two "great" nations from
an American perspective. Special guest appearence by Poland. Backing
vocals by Luxembourg. Written, directed & performed by Peter Schuyler
and Charlie Berfield.