This important precursor to what we now know as the American Musical chronicles the crimes of the notorious bandit and womanizer Macheath, or "Mack the Knife," who marries the innocent and virginal Polly Peachum. This displeases her “High-Society” father, who endeavors to have Macheath hanged! Madness and Mayhem ensue in this wonderful and oft-overlooked black musical satire, which pokes irreverent fun at all things reverent, and employs unrestrained parody of everything from politics to prostitution! It is the perfect musical theatre compliment to an election year!
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