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The Threepenny Opera

  • Rockport Opera House 6 Central Street Rockport, ME, 04856 United States (map)

By Bertolt Brecht
Co-produced with Bay Chamber Concerts
Translation: Tony  Meech
Lyrics: Jeremy Sams

Directed by Paul Hodgson

Based on John Gay's eighteenth century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera, first staged in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, is a vicious satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic, but set in a London’s Soho. With Kurt Weill's unforgettable music - one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz to the theatre - it became a popular hit throughout the western world.

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