Adapted from the Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
November 28, 1951
Empire Theater, New York City
An English writer living in Berlin before the rise of the Hitler regime
A room in Fraulein Schneider's flat in Berlin 1930
I Am a Camera is a 1951 Broadway play by John Van Druten adapted from Christopher Isherwood's novel Goodbye to Berlin, which is part of The Berlin Stories. The title is a quote taken from the novel's first page: "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking." The original production was staged by John Van Druten, with scenic and lighting design by Boris Aronson and costumes by Ellen Goldsborough. It opened at the Empire Theatre in New York City on November 28, 1951 and ran for 214 performances before closing on July 12, 1952.
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