Hark, good citizens: Ol’ Mack is Back at the Walterdale
T’was in olde London town that a beggar named Macheath – Mack the Knife – strove to wed a comely maiden named Polly. Suffice said, her father, the King of the Beggars, did not approve.
Anyway, long story short, bada boom bada bing – pow! – he’s in the hoosegow, waiting for some dude to perform a spinal disconnection via ye old hangnoose.
Naturally, this does not sit well with Mack. And since The Threepenny Opera is a famous piece by German playwright Berthold Brecht (music by Kurt Weill), you can bet all of this has something to do with communism,or socialism, or both.
Now that’s a setup.
The Threepenny Opera starts tonight at the Walterdale Playhouse and Runs through April 16. Tickets available from TIX on the Square or call 780.420.1757 – $14 – $18 depending on night chosen.