PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) presents a theatrical collage culled from the writings of Bertolt Brecht. More…
'Brecht on Brecht' celebrates one of the 20th century’s greatest dramatists in a revue of his life’s work. Featuring songs and scenes from Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Bertolt Brecht’s most famous collaborations, as well as first-hand accounts from Brecht himself, 'Brecht on Brecht' explores the political and social issues the playwright faced as an artist fleeing Nazism for exile in America.
'Brecht on Brecht' will be performed in rotating repertory with ''The Possibilities' and 'The After-Dinner Joke.'
See it if Brecht's political polestars & poetry in an asymmetrical collage Prose proves dense out of context but songs are better known glorious gems
Don't see it if Hurt by the fact that despite the high energy of the young ensemble, no one is a capable singer or can deliver the needed political punch
See it if you would like to hear how relevant a famous voice from theater's past can sound in our own dark days.
Don't see it if you are looking for a full play & a revue just won't do.
See it if Passable college production of a monologue, some poems, and a dozen songs by Brecht. Fascistic parallels to today. "Cabaret" via "Godspell."
Don't see it if For fans of The Potomac or The Atlantic Annex (Stage II) only. Favour instead their other far superior Churchill programme running currently
See it if you like an intelligent show that uses both the songs and poetry of Brecht to express many of his views. Well cast and effectively staged.
Don't see it if you do not like the music, poetry or views of Brecht even if well done.
See it if Great for Brecht fans AND newbies. Energetic young troupe imparts Brecht's style and flavor. Terrific Mack the Knife and Surabaya Johnny
Don't see it if Brecht 's songs are so compelling and atmospheric. Makes you wish there was another "Threepenny Opera" coming soon. Well done
See it if want to hear Weill's music. The cast is too young and inexperienced to grasp the subtleties of Brecht.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a linear story line This a literary revue with some of Kurt Weill's songs..
See it if you like Brecht's songs and writings, off-beat presentations, political content that is relevant to today and strong emotion.
Don't see it if you dislike a slow 1st half, extremely "dark" presentation, the requirement of careful attention to the words that are highly emotional.
See it if A Brecht fan &don’t mind a young energetic troupe trying protest on for size without lived experience or a sense of real personal conviction
Don't see it if You’re expecting a plotted show or any space between philosophical, theatrical or political ideas; mostly a too-fast full-on onslaught.
See it if you're interested in the politics of Germany before WWII and the politics of today - to see the parallels.
Don't see it if you don't like long monologues by cast members. I was often confused by what was going on in the play.
See it if You'd like rarely performed Weill numbers, young fresh voices, intermittently decent acting and don't mind intense references to real Nazism
Don't see it if you abhor odd sour soprano notes, red clown noses (incorrectly used), current PC group-think or consider baseline immigration laws sensible.
See it if you are open to an interesting concept. It's described as a 'theatrical collage' and that is exactly what you get.
Don't see it if you're put off by collages. They can be a bit abstract and ambiguous but usually contain some wonderful elements.
See it if This is what it is so you know before: cabaret style presentation of Bertolt Brecht's work - interested? Go
Don't see it if Brecht is not your thing or you are not seeking an introduction to his work
See it if you want to delight in a mostly 20-something (some college students) very talented cast who fearlessly take on Brecht. Very well done ...
Don't see it if you would be bothered by not "getting" everything that Brecht puts forward in his words and thoughts.
See it if You appreciate the works of Brecht and performances by young, energetic actors and singers.
Don't see it if The staging and some of the performances were very good, but the work needed a stronger, more experienced actor/singer for some of the songs
See it if You want to see a bunch of people who cannot act and cannot sing (with 2 exceptions), and who make a balagan out of Brecht.
Don't see it if You want to be locked in this theatrical disaster for 2 hours with no intermission.
See it if You can appreciate Brecht! This is a wonderful intimate production that has moments of great poignancy.
Don't see it if If you don’t care for Brecht although our current president seems to be an omnipresence in the room.
See it if you like Brecht songs that tell a story, well done by eight actors and a pianist, plus a pot-pourri from poems, statements and plays.
Don't see it if you want some sense of Brecht's life, politics, or theatrical genius, or a narrative arc to the evening.