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The Threepenny Opera
Play with music after JOHN GAY'S The Beggar's Opera, in Three Acts
Music by KURT WEILL
German translation by ELISABETH HAUPTMANN;
Adaptation and lyrics by BERTOLT BRECHT
English translation of dialog by ROBERT MACDONALD
English translation of lyrics by JEREMY SAMS
Used by arrangement with European American Music Corporation, agent for The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., and agent for the Brecht Estate
Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
September 30 - November 7, 2010

Mack the Knife is on the prowl through London’s most virtuous whores and upstanding thieves in this raucous, outrageous, and salacious musical. Conspire with some of Philadelphia's favorite actors as they stab, scheme and steal their way into Brecht's saucy script and Weill's smoky score.

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Critical Acclaim–

"Arden's Threepenny offers a lot of entertainment, and to judge from the very enthusiastic audience, will win many new fans." - City Paper

"Kurt Weill's insidious and insinuating music is well-served here by an eight-piece orchestra led by Eric Ebbenga. The singing is never less than excellent...The show is blessed by the Arden's usual first-rate production values" - Talkin' Broadway

“Drop everything you’re doing and go get tickets… the amazingly talented technical team at the Arden has done wonders to modernize this show.” –Geekadelphia


What Audiences Are Saying–

"A gripping cast of dark characters and a Kurt Weill score, both thrillingly well-played. Discomfortingly good time"

"A thrilling production. GO! You'll hear a version of Mack the Knife the likes of which you never would expect."


Behind the Scenes–

Jane Pepper explores The Threepenny Opera -WRTI   [Listen] 8:45



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The Threepenny Opera

Cast
Terence Archie (MacHeath)
Liz Filios (Lucy Brown)
Victoria Frings (Polly Peachum)
Scott Greer (Peachum)
Doug Hara (Filch/Jimmy/Old Whore)
Jamal Lee Harris (Chain-Saw Bob/Constable)
Darren Michael Hengst (Matt of the Mint/Beggar)
Brianna Horne (Vixen)
Sean Lally (Crook-Fingered Jake)
Anthony Lawton (Tiger Brown)
Mary Martello (Mrs. Peachum)
Sebastian Naskaris (Ned)
Bi Jean Ngo (Walt/Nelly)
Clare O’Malley (Dolly)
Ken Robinson (Smith/Reverend Kimball)
Amanda Schoonover (Betty/Beggar)
Rachel Wallace (Jenny)

Scenic Designer
Tom Gleeson
Costume Designer
Rosemarie E. McKelvey
Lighting Designer
Thom Weaver
Sound & Video Designer
Jorge Cousineau
Musical Director
Eric Ebbenga
Dramaturg
Sarah Ollove
Fight Director
John Bellomo
Stage Manager
John David Flak
Assistant Director
Malika Oyetimein



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