Iredynski's The Third Breast Explores Power, Fear and Love
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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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Featured review from Susan JosephRed Velvet
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Iredynski's conceit of three is far from fruitful: three characters are each given an act to dominate a religious commune in an unspecified valley of doubt. Despite a long and awkward dialogue that sets up character and situation, the first act is a primordial set of conflicts among a leader, a devastated woman, and a stranger. The second and third acts should have been combined, and the in vino veritas injection into the truth-spewing of the drunk and remorseful Hitleresque leader should have been dried out so that the real conflicts and results could emerge without shouting. The Mead Theater is so small that it was impossible to leave except at intermissions.
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“In Ambassador Theater’s_ The Third Breast_ you are transported from an idyllic commune into a militaristic cult. The harrowing journey is the hallmark of thought-provoking theater … The actors who take you on this inexorable journey are top-notch.” —DCMetroTheaterArts
“RUN to see this fascinating, unique play. … From the moment the audience enters the theater, you are being initiated into the Commune that seems to be glowing with colors of a desert sunset.“ — ”Sylvia Daneel":http://www.aticc.org/home/about/what-people-are-saying-about-us
The Third Breast is a captivating look at humankind. A show worth seeing.“—_”DC Theatre Scene":http://dctheatrescene.com/2013/07/23/the-third-breast_