08 Dec 2009

'Threepenny Opera' makes most of grunge factor


By Robert Hurwitt [San Francisco Chronicle, 8 December 2009]

It looks punk and “The Threepenny Opera” sounds kind of punk at first as well. But it doesn’t take long for the jazzy lyricism of Kurt Weill’s music and scathing irony of Bertolt Brecht’s lyrics to lift the Shotgun Players’ production above the limits of directorial concept.