Cabaret Appelation Terroriste Controlée

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Cabaret ATC, co-written in French with Laure Porta and Les Echappés theater company

Moldavian strip tease, sultry diva numbers, paltry mime are suddenly interrupted by a lone suitcase smack in the middle of the cabaret. An attack? An absent-minded patron? The Cabaret performers get on the “case”… But the variety show quickly devolves into a paranoid nightmare of caution tape and emergency “laws” in the name of security. Original songs in the spirit of Kurt Weil interrupt the mayhem for reflection and water spritzes.

Images from the production at the Théâtre de Ménilmontant, 2007 (Brandon Kahn)

Cabaret ATC