German adaptation by Bertolt Brecht
music by Kurt Weill
English lyrics by Michael Feingold
directed by Michael Blum
musical direction by Erica Rome
Jan 13 - Feb 5, 2017

Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay's 18th-century The Beggar's Opera to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London as seen through the lens of 1920s Berlin, a bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Soho's underworld boss, but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed by the police chief's daughter, he is again betrayed - this time by a prostitute - and sentenced to death. At his final hour a reprieve from Queen Victoria herself arrives, thus providing a menacing finale of ferocious irony.

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