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Continued: Frank Theatre stages 'Threepenny Opera'

  • Article by: ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 11, 2014 - 2:16 PM

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Brecht and his “epic theater” collaborators drew their characters with “big magic markers rather than in pen and ink,” said Knox. “Our theater system is steeped in realistic, psychological approaches. You can throw all those things away with Brecht. You have to approach his characters outside in, rather than inside out.”

“Threepenny” embodies many of Brecht’s ideas, and Frank’s ideals.

“You don’t just go to the theater to sit and watch,” said Knox. “He wants to get you out of your seat to think and act. That muscular intellectual and social stuff is what we’re all about.”

 

Rohan Preston • 612-673-4390

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  • THE THREEPENNY OPERA

    What: By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. Directed by Wendy Knox for Frank Theatre.

    When: 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Ends May 4.

    Where: Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

    Tickets: $23-$27. 612-724-3760 or www.franktheatre.org.

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