Harper Joy Theatre Presents: Three Penny Opera
Written by Bertolt Brecht; Music by Kurt Weill; Directed by Jade King Carrol Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay’s 18th century “The Beggar’s Opera” to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Sogo’s underworld boss, but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed by the police chief’s daughter, he is again betrayed – and sentenced to death. This classic musical production is presented in partnership with the Music Department at Whitman College.