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Naughty and Nice: "The Threepenny Opera," at St. Ambrose University
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2006-10-18 04:32:23

Jaci Entwisle & Jack Kloppenborg in "The Threepenny Opera" During Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera - the German dramatist's revolutionary musical-comedy collaboration with composer Kurt Weill - we're meant to feel uneasy. With its cast of beggars and rogues, obliteration of the fourth wall, and refusal to cater to conventional audience expectation (the songs here, devoid of proper finales, don't so much finish as stop), The Threepenny Opera is a fascinating, deliberately alienating piece. Our enjoyment stems from how unconventional the show is, but in no traditional sense are we meant to simply like it.

So in regard to director Corinne Johnson's Depression-era Threepenny Opera that recently opened St. Ambrose University's 2006-7 theatre season at the Galvin Fine Arts Center (and closed on October 15), was it a failing or a blessing that so many of its performers were so damned likable?


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The Not-So-Final Curtain: Iowa City's Dreamwell Theatre
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2006-03-22 00:00:00

After the most successful nine-month run that Iowa City’s Dreamwell Theatre has ever seen, this sm

all company – which has long performed on borrowed stages and only recently secured a space of its own – is homeless once more.
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New Ground’s "QED" Celebrates Feynman’s Genius
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2005-01-05 00:00:00

“What I cannot create, I do not understand.” – Richard Feynman

New Ground Theatre’s upcoming show, QED, traces the many accomplishments of physicist Dr. Richard Feynman, including his formula for quantum electrodynamics (which gives this play its title) and his participation in the development of the atomic bomb.
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Black Hawk College Aims for the Stars with "Galileo," and Misses
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2003-11-19 00:00:00
Galileo Galilei was a big man who loved eating. Oh yeah, and he’s also credited with inventing the telescope and proving the earth rotates around the sun (not vice-versa), and he’s considered one of the scientific geniuses of the Renaissance.
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