Odyssey Theatre Ensemble
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles
A smash hit at last season’s Hollywood Fringe Festival, Janet Schaphohl’s story of identical twins in pre-World War II Germany has been expanded and receives a full production at the Odyssey Theatre. In early 1930s Berlin, the days are growing dark for freedom of expression and for those who don’t fit the Nazi ideal of physical purity. Beautiful sisters Magda, a fledgling chanteuse and comedienne at the local cabaret, and Matilde, writer of the satirical songs and comedy for Magda’s act, are identical in every way — except one. Identical genetic makeup. Identical humor. Identical dreams for the future. But cerebral palsy affects Matilde’s movement and speech, leaving her housebound. Für immer zusammen (“together forever”). For how long will that remain possible? An ultimately chilling tale presented with charm and humor.
Thru - Mar 6, 2016
Show Type: Comedy/Drama
Box Office: 310-477-2055
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StageHappenings.com - Recommended
"...I cannot praise the work enough of both of these two talented actresses for their portrayals of Magda and Matilde. It is obvious the amount of work and ability they expended to bring these two characters to life. After seeing the play, I spoke to Emily about what a lovely voice she has and she told me she really is not a singer! I have to say, she certainly fools her audience! Elizabeth's portrayal as someone with a disability is so believable as to think, at the first moment of seeing her on stage, that she is, indeed, disabled. These are two young actresses that I would expect we will all see more of in the future. Barbara Rothman provides the piano accompaniment at the Cabaret."
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