The Threepenny Opera

Historically Speaking

Do you like theater?

Do you like music?

Now do you like musical theater?

If you answered yes (or even no) to any of the above questions, you should go see Villanova Theatre Department’s The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht.

A masterpiece of modern theatre, Bertolt Brecht’s biting critique of capitalism explodes with colorful characters, gritty London streetscapes, and toe-tapping tunes like “The Ballad of Mack the Knife” and “Pirate Jenny.” A sensational spin on the 18th-century Beggar’s Opera, Brecht & Weill’s groundbreaking musical tells the tale of MacHeath, London’s most notorious criminal, as he pursues the woman he loves while dodging the police and London bourgeoisie. Around him an assortment of corrupt characters maneuver for advantage, begging the question: must one be a criminal to survive in this world? “The granddaddy of all the singing, stinging portraits of fat societies on their eves of destruction.” – The New York…

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