Coming up this February, a beloved dark-comedy musical will be coming to a stage right across the light-rail tracks from the Newton Booth Neighborhood. City Theatre’s production of The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, will be presented at The California Stage at 1725 25th Street (at 25th and R) from February 5 through the 27th.
The Threepenny Opera, which was first produced in 1928, tells the story of a ruthless criminal in Victorian England, Macheath (“Mac the Knife”). It presents a savage and witty commentary and satire on society and morality, with Kurt Weill’s music and songs influenced by jazz, German music halls, and light opera. This production is directed and designed by Angelina Réaux.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Regular admission is $20; for students, seniors, and SARTA members, and groups of 6 or more, $15. For reservations, please call (916) 451-5822.