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LAist gets hit by an Open Fist at The Threepenny Opera.

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Three coins, and no fountain in sight, which is good for us because LAist recently attended the opening night of The Threepenny Opera at the Open Fist Theatre, and we are happy to let you know that Mackie is definitely back in town.

Written by Bertolt Brecht and first performed in Berlin in 1928, The Threepenny Opera broke box-office records during that run, and managed to do the same again when it ran from 1954 to 1961 in New York. This particular version of the opera uses Robert David Macdonald’s libretto and the lyrics of Jeremy Sams that were first performed in London in 1994. With all of this history behind it, the Open Fist Theatre group still manages to take this and make it their own.