Square Theater presents
"Cravings: Songs of Hunger & Satisfaction"
October 8 - 25
Belle Linda Halpern, one of Boston’s
favorite cabaret artist, takes a funny, intriguing and profoundly Jewish-American
look at our constant cravings -- food, sex, acceptance, fame and true
nourishment -- in "Cravings: Songs of Hunger & Satisfaction"
at Central Square Theater, October 8 - 25.
which will inaugurate the Cabaret Series at the Central
Square Theater, will play in the intimate Studio Theater. Directed by
Sabina Hamilton, with musical direction and accompaniment
by Ron Roy, the show is a Ko Theater Works Production.
Featured songs, spiced with comic personal narrative about Halpern’s
culinary journey, will range from Tin Pan Alley classics by Berlin
and Bernstein to pop anthems and contemporary
ballads. As Halpern prepares the traditional Passover dish charoset, her
humorous take on our search for what feeds us evolves into a life-affirming
call to taste the sweetness in the everyday.
Belle Linda Halpern has performed as a cabaret singer and actor at clubs
and theaters in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Paris, Munich, Jerusalem,
and Bombay. Each summer she presents cabaret concerts in the villas and
castles of Northern Italy. A graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe, she performs
in French and Italian as well as Yiddish and Hebrew. Her theater roles
include Esther in Elizabeth Swados’ rock opera
"Esther," Alice in her "Alice
in Concert," Josephine in Laura Harrington’s
"(N) Bonaparte," and Sally in "Cabaret."
Belle’s other theater credits include work with Robert Wilson and
Andrew Serban at the American Repertory Theatre and featured
roles with SpeakEasy Stage Company. She co-created "Moon
Over Dark Street," a Brecht/Weill Cabaret with Pilgrim Theatre
and "Cutting Crosstown: From 2nd Avenue to Broadway"
with fellow performer Jeffrey Korn. She also co-authored
Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate, and
Inspire, published by Penguin Putnam about the leadership development
work she does with her company, The Ariel Group.
Pianist and Musical Director Ron Roy is a faculty member at the Boston
Conservatory of Music and The Tuscany Project,
a voice and performance workshop that takes place every summer in Italy.
Ron has extensive credits in theater, cabaret, and opera both here and
abroad. His theatrical credits include "Disappearing Act,"
"Forbidden Hollywood," "Crazy For You," "Forever
Plaid" and "Forbidden Broadway."
Director and designer Sabrina Hamilton is the Artistic Director of the
Ko Festival of Performance which has just completed its
18th season in Amherst, MA. For many years she worked with the acclaimed
New York theatre company Mabou Mines. Her other credits
include the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Goodman
Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and 6 years as
Route Lighting Designer for New York's Village Halloween.
Her directing work of primarily original pieces has been seen in NYC,
Berlin and throughout New England. She is on the Board of the Network
of Ensemble Theatres.
For information and tickets, visit the box office at 450
Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.centralsquaretheater.org.