An Opera Conceived by Beggars

The entire glorious company in the final scene of Marvell Rep’s Drama Desk Award-nominated production of The Threepenny Opera. We thought the horse-head on a stick was a cheekily appropriate solution for an “opera conceived by beggars.” Photo by Jill Usdan.

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End of Story

Here is our company with playwright and mentor extraordinaire, Howard Stein. Howard had just turned ninety when he finished END OF STORY, his richly layered, semi-autobiographical play, and we drove up to his home in CT to give it its first staged reading. It was a thrill for all of us. Howard passed away a […]

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In the Gallows


The Threepenny company in the gallows scene, one of Brecht’s most chillingly (and playfully) subversive passages. Played by one of the best casts ever. Photo by Jill Usdan.

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