ANDREW STEINMETZ GOT HIS HANDS ON A VERY GOOD STORY. It came to him courtesy of his family. We learn in this book, half-memoir, half-fiction, that Steinmetz’s great-aunt Eva performed in the first workshop production of Brecht’s famous Threepenny Opera back in 1928. Eva didn’t have any more than a bit part – apparently she was one of the pack of whores in the play – and she was in the workshop, not the final version that the world saw on stage. But that’s all right. Often the best stories come from the margins of history.
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