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Book and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht | Music by Kurt Weill
directed by Matthew Earnest
in the Thompson Theatre - Roselle Center for the Arts
2012-2013 Season

In this legendary play with music, Weill's unforgettable songs and Brecht's seamy underworld of hoodlums, beggars, and prostitutes provoke a captivating world of salacious cynicism and merry anarchy that asks the question: "Who is the bigger criminal, the man who robs a bank or the man who founds a bank?" At the center of this "Opera for Beggars" is sensuous and sinister Mack the Knife - lover, murderer, and criminal mastermind. But things go awry after Mack marries Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, and her disapproving father is out to have Mack hanged.


Adult language and situations. For mature audiences.


Thur. ​​Jan. 17 ​7:30 p.m. Preview​
Fri. Jan. 18 ​7:30 p.m. ​Preview​
​Sat. Jan. 19 ​​7:30 p.m. ​Opening
​​Sun. ​Jan. 20 ​2 p.m.
​​​​Thur. ​Jan. 24 ​​7:30 p.m. Post-performance discussion
​Fri. ​Jan. 25 ​7:30 p.m.
​Sat. Jan. 26 ​​2 p.m. ​​Prologue @ 1:15 p.m.
​Sat. ​Jan. 26 7:30 p.m.
​​Sun. Jan. 27 2 p.m.
​Thur. ​Jan. 31 ​​7:30 p.m.
​Fri. Feb. 1 ​​7:30 p.m.
​Sat. ​Feb. 2 ​​​​2 p.m.
​Sat. ​Feb. 2    ​​7:30 p.m.


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REP productions are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
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