CCM’s acclaimed Mainstage Series resumes this week with Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s epic musical The Threepenny Opera. Today, we are happy to provide a preview of the show’s set, courtesy of Alexandra Kuntz, a sophomore in CCM’s Scenic Design program and Assistant to Guest Scenic Designer John Arnone on this production.
“Set in the mid-19th century, Macheath (otherwise known as ‘Mack the Knife’) runs the town with his rag tag band of ruffians and gets what he wants,” Kuntz explains. “His latest want just happens to be Polly Peachum, daughter of the Beggar’s Lord of London (Johnathan Jeremiah Peachum), who doesn’t take too kindly to Mack the Knife’s interest in his daughter. Doing anything to keep them apart, Peachum uses broads, bribes and blackmails to get Mack out of the picture, while Macheath’s life hangs in the balance.”
This production contains mature subject matter.
- 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28
- 8 p.m. Friday, March 1 *
- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 2
- 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3
- 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7
- 8 p.m. Friday. March 8
- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9
- 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10
*Note: The March 1 performance of The Threepenny Opera will be preceded by a FREE pre-show talk by noted Kurt Weill Scholar Howard Pollack at 7:15 p.m. in the Baur Room of the Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.
Patricia Corbett Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Tickets to The Threepenny Opera are $30 for adults, $19 for non-UC students and $17 for UC students with valid ID. $12 student rush tickets will be available for the Saturday matinee performances beginning at 1 p.m. on March 2 and March 9; limit two rush tickets per student ID. This production contains mature subject matter.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at ccm.uc.edu/boxoffice.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
Funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation: Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor
ArtsWave: Community Partner
Macy’s: Mainstage Season Production Sponsor