LOS ANGELES -- The Playgroup, a company formed to explore the social and political climate which gave rise to Nazi Germany, is presenting John van Druten's I Am a Camera at the Flight Theatre at the Complex through June 6.
Adapted from Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood, the play produces a portrait of pre-war Berlin by focusing on the disoriented and rootless people at the fringes of its society who were later attracted to Naziism.
The co-directors are Jenn Robbins and Darren Elms. In the cast are Matthew C. Brannan, John E. Farrell, Audrey Wishnick Greenberg, Maximilian A. Mastrangelo, and Robbins and Elms.
I Am a Camera marks the first Los Angeles production of The Playgroup (Brannan, Farrell and Robbins), whose most recent production, Reflections of Courage, was mounted in 1996 at the National Anne Frank in the World Exhibition. It will be performed again this May in a special engagement with the Los Angeles Intercultural Leadership Committe.
Thurs.-Sat. at 8 PM through June 6 at the Flight Theatre, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd. Tickets are $15, students & seniors $10. Call (310) 296-0369. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent