Porchlight Revisits I Am A Camera
Porchlights Revisits presents the play that inspired Cabaret
Ruth Page Theater
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 1:30pm
Premiering in 1951 starring Julie Harris as “Sally Bowles,” this special event production is a rare opportunity to experience the remarkable play that became the inspiration for the musical Cabaret. Never revived on Broadway and not seen in Chicago in decades, the title is a quotation taken from Christopher Isherwood’s “Goodbye to Berlin’s” first page: “I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.” Before Kander and Ebb. Before Bob Fosse. Before Liza Minnelli. Come see the play that started it all!
The experience begins with the Behind the Show Backstory, an entertaining and informative multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Artistic Director Michael Weber, introducing the evening’s production including the show’s creative history, juicy backstage stories and much more.
Estimated run time: 2.5 hours including Behind the Show Backstory and intermission