Above: The Threepenny Opera promotional graphic. Performances take place throughout January and February 2011.
The underworld rises to the surface as the ruthless gangster Mack the Knife climbs over corrupt politicians, crooked cops, and unfaithful lovers on his way to the top. Does he have what it takes to become "too big to fail?"
Director Jeffrey Wienckowski sets this production, "The Threepenny Opera," amidst the turmoil of the Great Depression, turning Brecht's epic classic with rollicking music by Kurt Weill into a parable about the sellout of the American Dream.
January 28 and 29 at 8p.m.
February 3 and 5 at 8p.m.
January 29 at 2p.m.
Location: University of California, San Diego. The Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre at 9500 Gilman Dr, San Diego, CA 92093. Google Map.