Rock and Crime in '50s London: Dark Comedy Mojo from Studio Theatre
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Signature Theatre puts its own stamp on this dark masterpiece of musical theater. Written in 1928 by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera skewers capitalist society while following dashing criminal anithero Macheath as he leaves a trail of broken hearts and slashed throats throughout the London underworld. The unforgettable score's highlighted by "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny," and juiced by the jazzy sounds of '20s-era Berlin, while the innovative epic modernism of the work went on to influence the creators of acclaimed musicals like Cabaret and Urinetown. Learn More
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Some of the best acting I've seen at Studio--or, for that matter, in DC. Loved the in-the-round seating, being so close to the actors. They were amazing. The whole cast.
The writing is a little like Joe Orton, a little like Martin McDonaugh--not quite as good as either, but enjoyable nonetheless. Still: be prepared for a longish evening.
Quotes & Highlights
“The language, blunt and coarse and often hilarious, pours out of the characters with the force of the blaring jukebox rock that forms a leitmotif for the dark, violent action." --Chicago Tribune
Just as the Atlantic Club in London’s SoHo district is reaching its pinnacle, its headliner is kidnapped and the owner is found sawed in two behind the club. Nervous that the party behind this abduction and murder has it in for the rest of the staff, Mickey, the club’s number two man, orders the Atlantic on lock down. When Baby, the deceased owner’s flippant son, challenges Mickey’s power, Mickey banishes him from the tightly-sealed club. Things change, however, when Baby reemerges with some shocking information behind his father’s murder and Silver Johnny’s abduction.
Photo of Logan DalBello by Jennifer Reiley.