Theatre department presents "Cabaret"
At the dawn of the 1930s, an aspiring American writer named Cliff Bradshaw has traveled to Berlin in search of inspiration when he happens upon a singer named Sally Bowles at a cabaret called the Kit Kat Klub. Sally ends up moving in with him in a boarding house run by Fräulein Schneider and her suitor, Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit-shop owner. As the Nazi movement grows stronger, civil unrest grows in Berlin, forcing Cliff and Sally to make difficult choices. Based on the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
The cast includes the following Penn State students: Pat O’Neill (junior, Theatre major) as Cliff; Cat Whelan (senior, Theatre) as Sally; Ashanti Acosta (first-year student) as Fräulein Schneider; and Noah Sanders (first-year student) as Herr Schultz.
The cast is rounded out by Nick Freer (senior, Theatre) as the emcee, Danielle Fitzgeorge (senior, Theatre) as Fräulein Kost, and Alex Barskey (sophomore, Agriculture) as Ernst Ludwig.
The crew is comprised of the following students: Stage Manager–Stefanie Thomas (junior, Theatre); Assistant Stage Manager/Props–Erin Edelstein (senior, Theatre); and Costume Designer–Danielle Fitzgeorge.
Penn State Berks offers a baccalaureate degree in Theatre, which provides a solid foundation for not only strong theatre artists and articulate theatre educators, but also allows students to become effective public leaders and visionaries in all professions.
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