By Jared Kennedy
ThreePenny Opera is the next production to grace the stage of University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Black Box Theatre.
The production opens Wednesday at Weber Fine Arts building for a four-day run and will return Dec. 2-5.
“The ThreePenny Opera”, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, focuses on the conflict following the marriage of a London criminal and the daughter of the city’s ‘King of Beggars’.
The production transforms old-fashioned opera and operetta forms, incorporating a sharp political perspective and the sound of 1920s Berlin Dance bands and cabaret. The production inspired later hits like “Cabaret” and “Chicago.”
Tickets for the production range in price from $6 to $16 and are now on sale. Admission is free to UNO students.
News Editor Jared Kennedy recently spoke to two students — Emily Hill and James Hodge — starring in the production. Click the video below to learn more about “The ThreePenny Opera”.