ECU SCREENS TO PRESENT BAWDY MUSICAL ‘THE THREEPENNY OPERA’

ECU SCREENS is showing the Royal National Theatre's production of "The Threepenny Opera" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

The running time is three hours and free ice-cream will be served during the 20-minute interval. The screening is free for ECU students, $10 general admission and rated “R” due to mature content.

Olivier-Award winner Rory Kinnear is Mack the Knife in a new version of this landmark 20th-century musical, captured-live on of the stage of the National Theatre in London. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s classic musical theatre piece is adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road).

As London's East End scrubs up for the coronation, Mr. and Mrs. Peachum gear up for a bumper day in the beggary business. Keeping tight control of the city's underground – and their daughter’s whereabouts. The show is “canny, foul-mouthed and deeply modern. It soars” says the International New York Times. The Independent called it “a snarling, sexy beast of a show.”

“The Threepenny Opera” is the fifth of six recorded-live NT Live productions presented by ECU SCREENS this fall. The final screening of fall semester will be the National Theatre Live production “War Horse” at 2 p.m. on Dec. 21. NT Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world.

To learn more about ECU SCREENS and the spring schedule, like the ECU SCREENS Facebook page or visit www.ecuscreens.blogspot.com. For more information about the Royal National Theatre in London and the NT Live screenings, visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/. Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, co-director of ECU SCREENS, may be contacted at (580) 559-5929 or rnichlsn@ecok.edu.

 

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