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The Threepenny Opera

Presented by UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance at UC Davis Main Theatre (Wright Hall), Davis CA

Nov 14 - 23 2019
The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill is a criticism of capitalism and middle-class morality, set in a world of corruption with a score that draws upon opera, jazz and cabaret. Set in Victorian London, the musical focuses on the exploits of Macheath, an amoral criminal, who manipulates women and the law with equal dexterity.

The opening song about Macheath’s murderous ways, “Mack the Knife,” became an unlikely pop hit in the 1950s for both Louis Armstrong and Bobby

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General $18.50
Faculty/Staff $17
Student or Senior $12

*Tickets are available at the UC Davis Ticket Office, located on the north side of Aggie Stadium, from 10am-5pm weekdays, by phone (530) 752-2471 during the same hours, or online at

Contact: (530) 752-2471

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  • Diego Martinez-Campos and Olivia Coca in "The Threepenny Opera" photo by Justin Han


UC Davis Main Theatre (Wright Hall)

One Shields Avenue (222 Wright Hall), Theatre and Dance Department Main Office, Davis, CA 95616


    • Wheelchair Access

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