Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Langston Hughes

Directed by Joachim Schamberger
Music direction by Orcenith Smith

Thurs.–Sat., Feb. 9–11  |  7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12  |  2 p.m.

Based on Elmer Rice’s 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning play and set to music in 1946, Kurt Weill’s “Broadway opera” about immigration paints a slice-of-life portrait of the occupants of a Manhattan East Side tenement on two tumultuous summer days in ’46, as they experience despair, passion and laughter through song, showcasing the composer’s varied musical styles —  jazz, opera, show tunes and even Gershwin-styled ideas. 

This production is part of the DePauw Interdisciplinary Festival, which includes Music Unwound, a two-week residency by cultural historian Joseph Horowitz that will take place in Greencastle, Indiana, Jan. 11–15 and Feb. 6–11, 2017. For a full schedule of events, including lectures, concerts, roundtables and performances, visit

Thursday's opening night performance will be followed by a reception in the Great Hall. A talk-back session with director Joachim Schamberger and guest historian Joe Horowitz will be offered after the opera on Friday.

General admission to Street Scene: $10
Tickets for seniors, youth and all students are free.

Music Unwound is supported in part by funding
from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
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