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The Threepenny Opera


Mainstage Opera: Kirkpatrick Auditorium
November 15-17

Book & Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht
Book: Kurt Weill
Inspired by: Elisabeth Hauptmann’s translation of John Gay’s satirical 1728 The Beggar’s Opera.

What the critics say: The Threepenny Opera speaks to social problems of abuse and poverty, offering a compelling performance that is both unsettling and wonderfully entertaining. —Faye Heron, Cherwell

Synopsis: A satire on the bourgeoisie, The Threepenny Opera mocks manners and morals, politics, and theatrical conventions. Thief Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, the “King of the Beggars.”

W. Jerome Stevenson, Director
Jan McDaniel, Music Director

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