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THE DOWNLOAD: ‘The Threepenny Opera,’ Reducing Health Disparities

By Cody Kitaura/Dateline on November 12, 2019 in University

Theatre: "The Threepenny Opera"

The Department of Theatre and Dance’s newest production is set a long time ago, but explores issues that are still relevant today.

That’s what one of the stars of UC Davis’ production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera wants people to take from the work, which is being performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, two weeks in a row, Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 21-23. See the theatre and dance department's event page for time and ticket information.

The Threepenny Opera, described by Brecht as a “play with music,” is a criticism of capitalism and middle-class morality, set in a world of corruption with a score that draws upon opera, jazz and cabaret. Set in Victorian London, the musical focuses on the exploits of Macheath, an amoral criminal, who manipulates women and the law with equal dexterity.

Meet some of the people involved with the campus production in the above video.

Fighting mental health care disparities in Solano County

A UC Davis center working to reduce health disparities is taking a focus on mental health care in Solano County, through a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach.

One area of focus is developing outreach models that effectively engage diverse communities and increase their access to and utilization of health services. Learn more about the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities in the above video.

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