Written by Ildiko Nemeth and Mark Altman and directed by Nemeth, with the sexiest choreography in town by Julie Atlas Muz and Peter Schmitz, terrific costumes by Javier Bone-Carboné, stylish lighting by Federico Restrepo, and a lively sounds cape by Jon Gilbert Leavitt, is a visit to the depravity in Berlin from 1921 to ’32 centered about the super-Bohemian dancer Anita Berber who depraved herself into an early grave, but had a great time along the way. Anita liked to let her mink drop to the floor in public, and be naked, and the beautiful Sarah Lemp accomplishes this with style, standing still– a classic historic nude statue. And she’s an exciting (clothed) dancer. When Lemp is nude, she’s dressed– when she’s clothed and dancing, she’s naked. With the counterpoint of a fine singer, Kaylin Lee Clinton, it’s an exciting evening, including a troupe of exuberant girl dancers in scanties, the seduction of a young virgin,simulated rough sex, a bit of S & M, a dance of death, a whole culture is recreated. It’s a powerfully engaging evening.
Innovative Theatre Award: Outstanding Production of a Play (Nominee)
Innovative Theatre Award: Outstanding Costume Design (Nominee)
Innovative Theatre Award: Innovative Design (Nominee)