Market MoverFOR These Times, 'Threepenny Opera' is Timely
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 8, 2009 -- Halfway through the second act of an innovative Northern Arizona University production of "The Threepenny Opera" one demonstrator in a New York City crowd waves the sign: "AIG IS CRUEL !!!" Such is the topical and often humorous adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's play and Kurt Weill's songs, as the realities of Recession-cum-Depression, modern politics, and today's headlines hit the musical theatrical stage in America. Since its very shaky start in previews in 1928, when the Threepenny Opera finally officially opened in Berlin it created a buzz.
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