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Nov
17
2016

National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  

Where: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Public

Cost: Tickets: $20 general public, $16 NU Employee or $10 full-time student (Under 30 with current ID).

Contact: Box Office   847.467.2426

Group: Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

Co-Sponsor(s):
International Education Week

Category: Fine Arts

Description:

By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens
Directed by Rufus Norris
Starring Rory Kinnear, Rosalie Craig, Haydn Gwynn

Mack the Knife is back in town in a darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, and the police are cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr. and Mrs. Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off. With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs. Peachum. This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse: adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road).

Part of the Wirtz Center's Stage on Screen series, presenting the best of international theatre captured live for the big screen.

Box Office: 847-491-7282
Website: wirtz.northwestern.edu

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