Saturday, May 8, 2021
7:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Elmhurst University Mill Theatre
By Roy Kift
Directed by Janice Pohl
A play of the Holocaust, Camp Comedy explores the truths of theatre and film production under the dire circumstances of Theresienstadt, a concentration camp established in the fortified Czech community of Terezin. Playwright Roy Kift focuses his attention on actor and film director Kurt Gerron, a Jewish prisoner pressed into the filming of a propaganda film meant to hide the horrors of concentration camp truths under Nazi authority.
The cabaret-style play is styled after the cabarets Kurt Gerron produced in the concentration camps, first in Westerbork and then in Theresienstadt. In keeping with the metatheatrical style of the cabaret, this production has been filmed throughout the spaces of the Mill Theatre.
This production is presented with the permission of Roy Kift.
Links will be provided for this streaming performance — watch for updates. Program copy will be provided on the theatre website.