Artistic Director Robert Paine

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Written by BERTOLT BRECHT and KURT WEILL
Directed by LAURA LUNDY-PAINE


Virago’s inaugural production was a cabaret-style performance of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera

PRODUCTION DATES
February 2006 All performances at
MONART Drawing Studio
1918 Encinal Avenue, Alameda 
Added Performance (Actors’ Benefit) April 8, 2006
Masonic Hall
​2312 Alameda Avenue, Alameda 

"Threepenny Opera gets under my skin every time I listen to the score. The searing intensity of the lyrics, coupled with the relentless power of the music hits like a thunderbolt.  In adapting John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, Brecht leaves nothing out in his portrayal of life on the edge.  There is an unapologetic truth to every moment, yet the storytelling is so compelling, the characters so provocative, that watching the show is a divine pleasure."

CAST
Ballad Singer/Narrator/Jimmy/Smith/Beggar: BRUCE LUNDY
Tiger Brown/Filch: KEITH JEFFERDS
Jake/Constable/Beggar: JEREMY VIK
Low-Dive Jenny/Walter/Cop: MICHELLE PAVA MILLS
Macheath (Mac the Knife): ANTHONY ABATÉ
Polly Peachum/Dolly: EILEEN MEREDITH
Jeremiah Peachum/Reverend Kimball: DAN KAPLER
Celia Peachum: ANGELA DANT
Lucy Brown/Vixen/Matthew: CYNTHIA ROGERS BAGGOTT 

CREW
Director:  Laura Lundy-Paine
Set Designer/Technical Director:  Robert Lundy-Paine
Pianist:  Alice Montgomery
Stage Manager:  Annie Anderson
Choreographer:  Lisa Bush-Finn
​Flute:  Liz BrottDrums/Percussion – David Scharff

Threepenny Opera