The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle
by Bertolt Brecht, translated by James and Tania Stern with W.H. Auden
Directed by Ghost Light Artistic Director, Beth Raas-Bergquist

Brecht’s comic play The Caucasian Chalk Circle follows the unfortunate Grusha after she accidentally steals a baby left behind by his uncaring, bourgeois parents. Pursued through the fairytalesque Grusinia by the army and cast out by other peasants, she finds herself facing the child’s mother in front of Azdak, a drunk and unconventional judge, who will ultimately decide the child’s real mother. Based on a combination of story of the biblical King Solomon and a Chinese legend, The Caucasian Chalk Circle combines music and stage magic with sharp political commentary.

ENSEMBLE
Geb Brown, Lily Cohen, Jennifer Crooks, Erin Kristan Dorn, Asa Fager, Melissa Fenwick, Geoff Finney, Mike Gilson, LoriLee Haener, Danny Herter, Jenifer Ross, Emily Shuel, Cody Smith, Skye Stephenson, Molly Tellers

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director: Beth Raas-Bergquist
Stage Manager: Kristina Hammer
Production Manager: Abigail Pishaw
Costume Designer: Hannah Buckendorf
Lighting Designer: Angelo Domitri
Scenic Designer: Kasia Różańska
Sound Designer: Ryan Ricks
Assistant Stage Manager: Ben Driskell

“Caucasian Chalk Circle, The (Auden/Stern, trans.)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
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