The Threepenny Opera
May 5-8, 2022
Brunner Main Stage Theatre
Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The Threepenny Opera follows underworld antihero Mack the Knife as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude authorities. Created in 1928 Berlin to speak out against capitalist corruption, this musical bluntly addresses issues that remain relevant today. Through epic theatre, theatrical movement, and progressive music, Hauptmann, Weill, and Brecht’s work opens up difficult conversations about greed, oppression, and accountability within our society.
Book and Lyrics by: Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann. Music by Kurt Weill.
Directed by Shelley Cooper.