THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Play)

4/18-5-3/1969 Indiana University Theatre.
Musical.
Code: TPO 4/1969

PLOT:

The adventures in romance and crime of Macheath, "Mack the Knife," in the London underworld, adapted by Brecht and Weill in 1928, from John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728.

CREDITS:

Writer: Berthold Brecht, Kurt Weill.
Director: William E. Kinzer.

CAST: (not in order.)

Harold Saul Guskin
Janie Nowell
Michael Connors
Jon Fay
Mark Wheeler
Jeffrey Stephen
Polly Gamble
Donna Thatcher
Robert Kallus
Kevin Kline
Mary Jane Popp
Jon Banks as Tiger Brown and the street singer (2 roles).
Jenifer Schlicher
Bennett Oberstein
Barbara Burns
Linda Willits
Pat Scrivener

COMMENTS:

The reviewer says that the production is "double cast," which appears to mean each actor plays two roles in alternate performances. Both Kevin Kline and Jonathan Banks played the street singer; both Jonathan Banks and Bennett Oberstein played Tiger Brown, both Bennett Oberstein and Kevin Kline played Mack the Knife, and so on.

According to The Bloomington Courier Tribune, an extra performance was added to meet the demand for tickets

CRITICS:

"Wonderfully riotous... the rapport evident within the cast... more compliments to Robert Kallus as Filch, Kevin Kline as the street singer, Mary Jane Popp as Jenny, and Jon Banks as Tiger Brown. I mention these in particular, but the entire cast is worthy." Nancy Lyon, Bloomington Courier Tribune, 4/19/1969.