A raucous comedy about corruption, greed, self-interest and love, based on the original by John Gay.
Theatre Gigante presents THE BEGGAR’S OPERA, written & adapted by Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson, directed by Kralj, with music composed by Dan Dance, lyrics by Ian Bedford, Kralj & Anderson, and John Gay.
Lighting design by Eric Appleton, costume coordination by Marion Clendenen-Acosta, fantastic scenic art created by Carri Skoczek, and musical direction by Ruben Piirainen.
In 1728, John Gay wrote The Beggar’s Opera, introducing the character of Macheath, who has survived nearly three centuries as a charming rogue, in both John Gay’s original, in The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Elizabeth Hauptmann, and now in Theatre Gigante’s modern version. Full of contemporary social/political critique, a lot of humor, and a clever twist or two, Theatre Gigante’s THE BEGGAR’S OPERA promises to bring home the bacon.
With Steven Koehler, Leslie Fitzwater, Ben Yela, Kathryn Cesarz, A.J. Magoon, Rick Pendzich, Rose Grizzell, Nate Press, Ruben Piirainen.
September 27 – October 12, 2019