College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Theatre & Dance
The Threepenny Opera

A scathing groundbreaking musical
with Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht  and Music by Kurt Weill
Nov 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 pm

Directed by Mark Allan Davis

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 Soho'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- this time by a prostitute-and sentenced to death.

All U of M students receive one free ticket to the show.
Tickets are $15 for students and senior citizens and $20 for adults.

Box Office: 901-678-2576

Brand new this season:
Faculty and Staff FREE Night at the Theatre!

Friday, November 9 at 7:30 is the Faculty and Staff Night at The Threepenny Opera.
Each U of M faculty and staff may request two free tickets to the performance.
Please come by the box office with you id and get your tickets.

The Box Office is located in the lobby of the Theatre Building on Central Ave.
Fall Box Office hours are...
Monday – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday – 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Thursday – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm




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