The Threepenny Opera

March 10 – April 30, 2023

Previews: March 10-18, 2023
Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 6:00pm

Run: March 23-April 30, 2023
Thursday-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 6:00pm

By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
In collaboration with: Elisabeth Hauptmann
Based on “The Beggar’s Opera,” by John Gay
English translation: by Marc Blitzstein

Production team: Scenic designer Mara Ishihara Zinky (she/her), lighting designer Maggie Fullilove-Nugent (she/her), costume designer Cindy Moon (she/her), properties designer Lonnae Hickman (she/her), and sound designer Daniel Etti-Williams (they/he). The production team also includes production manager Matthew R. Chase (he/him), stage manager Caitlyn Birmingham (she/her), intimacy and violence director Charlie Baker (they/he), dialect coach Kathy Logelin (she/her), assistant music director Isabella Isherwood (she/her), technical director Manuel Ortiz, production electrician Josiah Croegaert (he/him) and audio engineer Isaac Mandel (he/him).

Featuring: Carl Herzog (he/him) in the role of Macheath, Megan Elk (they/she) playing Mrs. Peachum and Chamaya Moody (she/her) as Polly Peachum. Also returning to Theo is Nathe Rowbotham (they/them) as Lucy Brown and Liz Bollar (she/her) as Jenny. Making their Theo debuts are Thomas M. Shea (he/him) as Mr. Peachum, Michael Mejia (they/them) as Tiger Brown, Grant Carriker (he/him) as Filch/Rev. Kimball along with Tyler DeLoatch (he/they), Isabel Garcia (they/them), Peter Stielstra (he/him) and Luiza Vitucci (she/her) in the Ensemble. Swings: Danielle Kerr (she/her) and Larry D. Trice II (they/them).

the Threepenny Opera show art
The Threepenny Opera is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, wrapped up in Kurt Weill’s jazzy score, and the tale of Macheath, a debonair crime lord on the verge of turning his illegal empire into a legitimate business.