The Heady Days of Berlin in the 1930s…

Berlin in the early 1930s was a cynical, glittering metropolis still reeling from World War I, desperately trying to re-establish itself as a modern city but teetering on the edge of cultural and social disintegration.

It was the last years of the Weimar Republic, an exciting era lasting from 1918 to 1933. The 1920s were a time of unprecedented creative activity in Paris, New York, London and the major cities of Europe, especially Berlin. But in Berlin it was also a time of political instability, with the Nazi and Communist factions fighting to take control. Inflation reached such levels that you needed a wheelbarrow full of Reichmark (the currency in Germany at the time) to buy a bag of groceries. Poverty, unemployment and crime rates were high, and riots and strikes were regular occurrences.

In this cultural melee the theater and art world flourished and it’s in this setting that Cabaret was born.

Many popular adaptations have been done of the Broadway hit Cabaret, and now The Darien Arts Center (, collaboration with The Lipstick Project ( is is bringing its unique, all-female rendition of this heady classic to the stage as well.

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