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Brecht's Three Penny Opera at the Josephine Theater

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Central

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

Audience: Student

Cost: Contact the department for additional information.

Contact: Martina Kerlova   847.491.5788

Group: Department of German

Category: Academic


The German Department has student tickets for National Theatre Live (Screening from London) of Brecht's Three Penny Opera.  Contact the department for a ticket.

The Threepenny Opera

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, the police 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).

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