Mackie's back in town

It's been a long time since the last major American revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera. (We will draw a veil over the short-lived 1989 Broadway revival starring Sting.) Therefore, it's doubly notable that San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre's (ACT) recent Threepenny Opera was not only a critical and popular success, but was also, in many ways, unique.

For openers, the production began before the overture, with Jenny (Bebe Neuwirth) appearing in f

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