Isherwood's Two Cents on The Threepenny Opera at BAM

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Threepenny Opera Angela Winkler and Ruth Glöss in 'The Threepenny Opera' at BAM. (Stephanie Berger/BAM)

Up until last week the famed Berliner Ensemble — the theater company founded by Bertolt Brecht and his wife, the actress Helene Weigel, in 1949 — had never appeared in the United States. That changed when the company brought Brecht’s most famous show, The Threepenny Opera, to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Written with Kurt Weill, the production directed by Robert Wilson had a brief, sold-out run last week.


And did the shark in this Threepenny Opera have any teeth, dear? The line formed on the right at BAM, and Charles Isherwood was in it to let us know.

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