Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in pre-WWII Berlin, falls in love with the vivacious Sally Bowles, a singer at the local Kit Kat Klub. Their dream-like romance is tested by the political upheaval that changes their lives dramatically. Even after fifty years, this classic Tony Award-winning musical remains painfully prophetic.
What good is sitting alone in your room indeed, when Susi Damilano is directing the beloved Kander & Ebb musical at SF Playhouse? The Tony Award-winning show, based on John Van Druten’s play “I Am a Camera,” which itself was based on Christopher Isherwood’s semi-autobiographical “Berlin Stories,” is set in decadent late-1930s Berlin. There, a relationship develops between an American writer and the irrepressible cabaret singer Sally Bowles.