"I’ve Looked in the Window at Diamonds"
Saturday July 31st, 7.30pm
The Really Promising Company Presents: An evening to celebrate the life and works of Kurt Weill 1900-1950.
Written by Jane Jones, directed by Christine Ramsay.
Kurt Weill (1900-1950) was raised in a religious Jewish family in Dessau, Germany. By the time his first opera, The Protagonist was performed in April 1926, he was an established young German composer.
His works with Bertolt Brecht soon made him famous all over Europe. He fled the Nazi regime in March 1933 and continued his work, first in Paris, then in the U.S. until his death.
Certain common threads tie together his career: a concern for social justice, an aggressive pursuit of highly-regarded playwrights and lyricists as collaborators, and the ability to adapt to audience tastes no matter where he found himself.