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The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (2011)

11/15/2011 (US) MusicDrama 2h 18m

Overview

A hard-hitting new production of Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by the Catalan collective La Fura dels Baus at the Teatro Real de Madrid. Composed in the 1930s by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, this is a mordant satire on capitalism and the inexorable industrialisation of a society in which the ultimate crime is not having money. In twenty scenes the authors tell the story of a city lost in the middle of a desert and run by three thugs; in Mahagonny food, sex, gambling and violence rule supreme.

  1. Andy Sommer

    Director

  2. Bertolt Brecht

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jane Henschel

    Jane Henschel

    Leocadia Begbick

  2. Donald Kaasch

    Fatty "the Bookkeeper"

  3. Willard White

    Willard White

    Trinity Moses

  4. Measha Brueggergosman

    Jenny Smith

  5. Michael König

    Michael König

    Jim MacIntyre

  6. John Easterlin

    John Easterlin

    Jack O'Brien / Tobby Higgins

  7. Otto Katzameier

    Bank-Account Bill

  8. Steven Humes

    Alaska-Wolf Joe

Full Cast & Crew

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

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75

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