Auburn University's department of theater presents "Cabaret," Kander and Ebb's musical set in 1931 Berlin, just as the Nazi regime rises to power.
It can be seen at 8:30 p.m. EST Thursday-Saturday and 3:30 p.m. EST Sunday, and again at 8:30 p.m. EST Tuesday through March 3, in the Telfair Peet Theatre on main campus.
The Kit Kat Klub is where both patrons and performers go to escape the everyday terrors of what's going on in Berlin.
There's the flamboyant emcee, the British performer Sally Bowles and her American writer boyfriend Clifford Bradshaw. Others include German boardinghouse owner Frau Schneider, Jewish fruit vendor Herr Schulz.
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"The show deals explicitly with the ways society turns a blind eye to the world around them, constructing imaginary realities, cabarets and fantasy worlds, that block out reality," said director Chase Bringardner in a release. "I think 'Cabaret' reminds us of the lessons history continues to teach: the past is never past. Through the character of the emcee, the past reveals itself on stage for this specific contemporary audience."
Tickets are $15.