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“The Threepenny Opera” at USC – Future Performances Cancelled

Due to the unprecedented flooding and difficult travel conditions in and around Columbia, and the cancellation by University officials of classes for the duration of this week, all future performances of The Threepenny Opera at Longstreet Theatre have been cancelled.

Mack is back, and as badly-behaved as ever, in the landmark musical masterpiece, “The Threepenny Opera,” October 2-4 and 7-10 at USC’s Longstreet Theatre. Set in a corrupt underworld of haves and have-nots, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s epic satire of capitalist society pits the infamous gangster Macheath against Mr. Peachum, a conniving business owner whose naive daughter, Polly, has secretly married Macheath. The once-untouchable “Mack the Knife” soon finds himself on the run, as his new in-laws and a jilted ex-lover conspire to have him arrested…and hanged. “The Threepenny Opera is the granddaddy of all the singing, stinging portraits of fat societies on their eves of destruction.” — The New York Times