AT HOME – CAFE CANTATA – 13 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY 2020
CREATE AT HOME RESIDENCY
CREATED by MARK PENZAK
MUSIC SCORE by ANDREE COZENS
Featuring a cast of Castlemaine performers
In residence Monday 13 January – Sunday 2 February 2020
Sat 1st Feb: AM 10.30. 11.30 PM: 7.30 8.30
Sun 2nd Feb: AM 10.30 11.30 PM 3.30.
$20/15 includes coffee or wine!
This enjoyable, off-beat, innovative musical theatre performance, part tragedy, part comedy, is a reply to J.S. Bach’s mini-opera Coffee Cantata written in 1735. There a father begs his daughter Liesgen, to give up her three-cup-a-day coffee habit or lose his permission to marry. Liesgen though refuses and finds a way to get both husband and coffee.
Wikipedia describes coffee as, ‘darkly coloured, bitter, slightly acidic and with a stimulating effect on humans’ and that description works equally well for the performance. Cafe Cantata is a 30 minute theatre fix that’s exciting and tragic, poignant and humorous. Come for the morning session and let theatre and caffeine kickstart your day. Or come at night, sip a glass of wine and slip into a world where everybody gets a second chance. Don’t miss yours.