Mark Nadler Is a Stranger Here, Opening May 2 at Off-Broadway's York Theatre Company
By Andrew Gans
Off-Broadway's York Theatre Company presents a three-week engagement of I’m a Stranger Here Myself, written and performed by Mark Nadler, which officially opens May 2 at 8 PM following previews that began April 29.
The limited engagement mainstage production continues through May 19 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue).
Nadler is joined by Franca Vercelloni on accordion and Jessica Wright on violin. David Schweizer directs.
In I'm a Stranger Here Myself, award-winning entertainer Nadler, according to press notes, "explores the depths of the European expatriate experience. Using songs by German and French artists - Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollaender, Lotte Lenya and Marlene Dietrich (to name a few) - who through their music express the declarations of identity, the resistance in the face of terror and the hopes for survival. Nadler examines the lives of these artists as well as those of ordinary German citizens caught up in one of the most intriguing periods of the Twentieth Century.… Nadler’s multilingual performances of songs that speak of yearning for deliverance are especially pungent in their evocation of European Jews and homosexuals, the luckiest of whom found refuge in America."
The creative team includes set designer James Morgan, lighting designer Mary Jo Dondlinger, production stage manager Kimothy Cruse and assistant stage manager Meg Friedman.
Tickets are priced at $67.50 and are available online at yorktheatre.org, by calling (212) 935-5820, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s.
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