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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 4, 2001

(Mahwah) – The Three-Penny Opera, Bertolt Brecht’s highly-acclaimed collaboration with Kurt Weill, will be presented at Ramapo College of New Jersey beginning Thursday, April 26 and running through May 5 in the Adler Theater. Maria Vail Guevara, an associate professor of theater at Ramapo College, is the director.

Set in Victorian England, the musical pokes fun at the Victorian middle class, depicting a world where morality is turned on its head. Beggars, thieves and prostitutes belt out their philosophy on everything from marriage, money and war in this totally original, comic and high-energy production. Even the audience is implicated in the hypocrisy in this musical that served as a vehicle for Brecht’s Marxist philosophies. Weill composed The Ballad of Mac the Knife for The Three Penny Opera. Due to adult content and language, this production is rated R.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on April 26, 27 and 28 and May 3, 4 and 5; a matinee is scheduled Wednesday, May 2 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For information, call (201) 684-7844. The Adler Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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