Transformation Time: First “Read Through” of Depot Theatre’s Threepenny Opera

The cast of the Depot Theatre’s fall musical gathered round costume designer Charlotte Palmer-Lane as she displayed drawings and photographs illustrating how their characters, denizens of seedy London wharves and by-ways, would be clothed and styled.  It was the first “read-through” (singing rehearsals had begun a few weeks prior) of the famous Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht “Opera for Beggars.”

Set model designed by Chris Novak (Photo by Mr. Novak)

Over the coming weeks, director Abigail Zealey Bess will shape the performances and stage their comings and goings in a dark and evocative environment created by Chris Novak, also unveiled to the actors at the read-through.  Performances begin on October 22.

Costume designs (Photo by Alison Rooney)

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