The Three Penny Opera, 10/20/17, Jaeb Theater/Straz Center – 1 PR Hard Tickets
The Three Penny Opera, Fri, Oct. 20 @ 8:00 p.m., JaebTheater/Straz Center – 1 PR Hard Tickets
THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Books and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
Set in London in the 1800s, THE THREEPENNY OPERA is a musical satire (don’t be fooled by the word “opera”) about a notorious bandit who marries a girl much to the chagrin of her father, forcing the peeved patriarch to do everything in his power to imprison his son-in-law. Ahead of its time, the political and social themes in this iconic piece of musical theater get at the corruption of humanity and how it consumes us and forces us to consume one another.