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PHOTOS & PRESS: CABARET OF SOULS | SANTA MONICA | OCTOBER 26, 27, 28
10/23/2012 (updated 10/31/2012)

CABARET OF SOULS HISTORY



Pete Zorn and Richard Thompson

We look for that little tiny crack of humanity in the most offensive human beings, the most evil human beings. Look at 'Silence of the Lambs: [Hannibal Lecter is] a totally unredeemed human being, but we're still looking for some humanity in him. A story like that throws you into a moral dilemma. 'Cabaret of Souls' isn't that extreme - these characters are flawed but lovable. - RT
Richard Thompson, friends return to "Cabaret of Souls", Pop & Hiss, L.A. Times


The concept: The audience has just died. Stepped across the threshold from life to death and is in the waiting room for the Underworld. And the Keeper of the Underworld, who is bored with and jaded with humanity and his job, and is nasty and mischievous, entertains the new intake of souls with some inmates of the Underworld. He drags them out to perform for the audience. In the songs they reflect the drama of their life. There are 12 characters and after each song is performed, the citizens of the Underworld perform a retort, a mockery. It's sort of a dark comedy. Supposed to be funny and supposed to be dark. - RT
RT's 'Cabaret of Souls' coming to Broad: Death is a cabaret, ol' chum, 89.3 KPCC


Judith Owen, Harry Shearer and Debra Dobkin


Symbiosis Ensemble

CABARET OF SOULS

Created by
RICHARD THOMPSON

Featuring
RICHARD THOMPSON,
Danny Thompson (no relation), Judith Owen,
Harry Shearer, Debra Dobkin, Pete Zorn and
Peter Askim plus the debut of Symbiosis Ensemble


Fri, 26 October 2012 | 7:30 PM
(6:30 Masquerade Party!)

Sat, 27 October 2012 | 7:30 PM
(After Show Q&A: RT & Harry Shearer)

Sun, 28 October 2012 | 4:00 PM

THE BROAD STAGE
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center



CoS Rehearsal with Invertigo Dance Theater's Carole Biers and Jodie Mashburn.
(Danny Thompson, Harry Shearer and Keythe Farley)


Debra Dobkin and Judith Owen


© www.snapyourself.com — at The Broad Stage
Peter Askim, Joo Lee and Richard Thompson




"Cabaret of Souls was funny, musically adventurous and at times, perhaps in spite of itself, genuinely moving. Richard Thompson continues to confound us."
Richard Thompson's "Cabaret of Souls" - Scott Timberg, The Misread City