When Buntport Theater Company shut its doors to the public on March 13, 2020, it was the day that the company’s 49th full-length original play was set to debut. In October, Buntport brought the troupe back together to safely film a performance of Cabaret De Profundis or How to Sing While Ugly Crying. The filmed production will be available via Vimeo starting on Friday, January 15.
Cabaret De Profundis, based loosely on the real life of Artemisia of Caria, is a cabaret-style show featuring Hannah Duggan and local composer/pianist Nathan Hall.
It looks at Artemisia, including her commissioning the creation of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and her penchant for mourning her husband’s loss by drinking his ashes in her wine.
Featuring a mix of old classics and new compositions (by Hall), this monologue-weith-musical-numbers is a dark comedy with an emphasis on comedy.
Does this show take on a different meaning post Covid? Yes, of course. Doesn’t everything?
Cabaret De Profundis is available to screen with a donation to Buntport (minimum of $20) and can be enjoyed by everyone in the household with unlimited viewing.You can purchase the download here.
For those who cannot afford the $20 fee, Buntport asks that you contact them to make arrangements.