The Threepenny Opera

text by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill translated by Michael Feingold, musical direction by Adam Wernick, directed by Blanka Zizka

December 3, 1997 – January 18, 1998

Beggars, whores, thieves, and hit man Mack the Knife turn the world upside down in this wickedly funny musical about the Big Business of Being Bad. In celebration of THE THREEPENNY OPERA’s 70th birthday, the Wilma stages a fresh, audacious interpretation of this thoroughly modern masterpiece, whose blistering wit and unforgettable score have made it an international hit for decades.