Mack the Knife is the original city criminal who’s never met a woman or a cop he couldn’t seduce – but when he challenges the supremacy of the Beggar King and his empire, the fallout threatens to tear the town apart.
MUST is proud to present The Threepenny Opera – an operetta full of thieves, pimps, whores and classic tunes – directed by Robert Johnson, co-founder of the Loose Cannon Theatre Company.
In this newly realised staging of Brecht and Weill’s classic satire, a talented ensemble of student theatre-makers become the actors and the orchestra, accompanying themselves on stage to create a thrillingly provocative theatrical experience.
Director Robert Johnson said one of the things that drew him to The Threepenny Opera was the size of it.
“It’s a huge, sprawling three act operetta with a huge cast and a history to match. The challenge of staging such an epic piece gripped me from the start, and so has the challenge of working with actor-musicians,” Mr Johnson said.
“The overt theatricality of this technique really lends itself to Brechtian performance, and I think the meeting of the two styles has made for a really thrilling experience – the sort of show I don’t think audiences have seen before.”
‘The Threepenny Opera’ will be on show from Wednesday 9 October to Saturday 19 October in the MUST Space of the Campus Centre at the Clayton campus.
To book your tickets visit the MUST website or the Monash Student Association reception desk.
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