""The Threepenny Opera""   Lot no. 2258

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

May 1,1948 (Estimated)
12.00" x 17.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Left



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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the long running Off-Broadway Revival of the Bertolt Brecht Musical `The Threepenny Opera`, with the Brooklyn Bridge in background, they own the town. Starring Scott Merrill as Mack the Knife, flanked by Bea Arthur as Lucy Brown, John Astin as Readymoney Matt, Jo Sullivan as Pollly Peachum and Frederic Downs as Jonathan Peachum, the production was directed by Carmen Capalbo, designed by William Pitkin and Peggy Clark, ran 9/20/55 - 12/17/61 for 2,611 performances at the Theatre de Lys. The illustration was probably used for the New York Journal-American. 

This piece is on 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 12.00" x 13.00." Minor edge soiling, editor`s marks.

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