Philadelphia's Arden Theatre Company presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera Sept. 30-Nov. 7, borrowing the recent Donmar Warehouse translation by Robert McDonald and Jeremy Sams.
The Threepenny Opera, based on John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, is from a German translation by Elizabeth Hauptmann. The adaptation and lyrics are by Brecht, with music by Weill. Here's a look at the Arden production:
The Threepenny Opera at Philly's Arden Theatre Company
Terrence J. Nolen directs a cast that includes Scott Greer as Peachum, Mary Martello as his wife Mrs. Peachum, Victoria Frings as their daughter Polly, Anthony Lawton as police chief Tiger Brown, Liz Filios as his daughter Lucy, Terence Archie as Macheath, Rachel Wallace as Jenny, with Doug Hara, Sean Lally, Darren Michael Hengst, Bi Jean Ngo, Clare O'Malley and Amanda Schoonover, Jamal Lee Harris and Brianna Horne.