Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play combines cabaret, theater, and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century. Josephine shatters stereotypes of race, gender roles, and sexuality in an intimate, charming, and haunting cabaret with a twist. Born in St. Louis in 1906, Baker achieved only moderate success in the United States but became an international superstar after moving to France in the early '20s. She starred alongside white leading men in films in the '30s, had multiple interracial marriages and same-sex relationships, and performed in men's clothing before the term "drag" existed. Her adopted country of France gave her the opportunity to live freely without the racial oppression of her home nation, though she never stopped yearning for acceptance in the U.S.