When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 15, 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 21 2015
Penned by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Threepenny Opera revolutionized musical theater when it premiered in 1928. The “opera by and for beggars” overturned sentimental operatic conventions, drawing from jazz in Berlin nightclubs and inspiring dark meta-musicals (from Chicago to Cabaret). The play’s biting songs, plot adapted from John Gay’s Beggar’s Opera, startling interruptions and the seedy London underbelly it exposes all combine to create a delightful, discordant, tawdry work that continues to entertain and scandalize audiences across the world. Kyle Gillette directs Trinity’s production.