THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Senior citizens’ theatre group SeTA have decided to tackle Bertolt Brecht’s Threepenny Opera for their upcoming production. In collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann and composer Kurt Weill, Brecht succeeded in the creation of a global success with this piece at the end of the 1920s, and to this day, The Threepenny Opera is probably his most-performed work. The story revolving around Mack The Knife the gangster, businessman Jack Peachum, holder of the “Beggar’s Friend” firm, and his daughter Polly combines snappy social criticism, delight, and enjoyment. The songs are extremely catchy. Accompanied by a five-piece band of ensemble members, SeTA, under the direction of Kathrin Sievers, shows us that the shark has such teeth and how a ship with eight sails and with fifty cannons bombards the town.