Annual Nilsson Drama Lecture Considers “Threepenny”

Feb. 21, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — The 6th annual David O. Nilsson Lecture in Contemporary Drama returns to the stage with a conversation about Brecht and Weill's "The Threepenny Opera" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24 in the Winship Drama Building, Room 2.112 on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

This year's installment of the Fine Arts Library's annual program, "Brecht: Then and Now," precedes the Department of Theatre and Dance's Feb. 24 production of "Threepenny," and features a discussion of the play, its history and historical context with director Halena Kays, dramaturg Eleanor Owicki and University of Texas at Austin faculty Dr. David Crew of the Department of History and Dr. Janet Swaffar of the Department of Germanic Studies. Dr. Kurt Heinzelman of the Department of English will moderate.

A reception will follow the panel, and attendees will also receive a discount on the purchase of tickets to the 8 p.m. production of "The Threepenny Opera."

The Nilsson Lecture was founded through the generosity of Dr. David O. Nilsson, a retired mathematics professor at The University of Texas at Austin and Henrik Ibsen aficionado.

RSVP to 512-495-4363 or emcquade@austin.utexas.edu if you would like to attend.

For more information, contact: Travis Willmann, University of Texas Libraries, 512 495 4644.