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Activities planned for Olivet College’s production of “Threepenny Opera”
Oct 23, 2003

OLIVET, Mich. The Olivet College theatre program has planned activities for the Halloween night performance of The Threepenny Opera, Friday, Oct. 31 at the Oaks Theatre in downtown Olivet. The production, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Arthur Williams, Ph.D., director of theatre at Olivet College, will discuss the musical at 7 p.m. Following the show, the cast and crew will be available for questions from the audience.

In addition, audience members who come dressed as beggars to the performance will have the opportunity to be part of the show. Those interested in this opportunity should arrive at the Oaks Theatre by 7:15 p.m.

Written by Betrolt Brecht with music by Kurt Weill, the script is based on John Gays play The Beggars Opera, telling the tale of the gangster Macheath (Mack the Knife), his associates, his lovers and the beggars who roamed and ruled the London streets in the 1830s.

The musical, which contains some adult themes, will also be held Oct. 30 and Nov. 1.

For more information, call Joanne Williams, director of the musical and instructor of journalism and theatre at Olivet College, at (269) 749-6630.


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