Date & Time:
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 12 a.m.
LeFevre Theatre, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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An on-demand video performances is available Nov. 20-30. See ticket link toward the bottom of the page.

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, by Bertolt Brecht, is the story of a big-hearted servant girl, Grusche, who rescues an abandoned baby in the midst of a military coup. Terrible is the temptation to do good, as Brecht says, and their journey of survival ultimately raises the question: who has parental rights – the rich woman who gave birth to the child, or the poor one who risks everything to protect him? The play escalates into vaudeville when Judge Azdak, one of Brecht’s zaniest comic inventions, shows up to adjudicate the case between competing mothers.  

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Guest director Domenique Lozano (see Guest Artists tab) explains why she chose this play: “As artists we have a responsibility to reflect what’s going on in the world around us. And there’s a lot going on right now that warrants attention. THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE is about many things: war, what it means to be a decent human, personal responsibility, ownership, courage. It’s also a love story – funny, clever, vaudevillian, and musical! So much is contained in this one play!” 

Things to Know Before You Go


Masks are required for all audience members and, once indoors, must be worn at all times.

Will call/check-in is located in LeFevre Theater (across from the entrance to the SMC Bookstore). There are no physical tickets for this production: to check in, come to the LeFevre's glass front doors (Will Call), and we will match your name against the list of reservations; or you can show your receipt on your phone. Walk-up tickets are also available at the Box Office half an hour before each performance, via cash or check only.  

Parking is in the Soda Center parking lot. You may purchase a parking pass at the lot kiosk ($1.50 for three hours) with a credit card. Please arrive early as parking can be difficult to find at times.

Program: For every student performer, there are nearly twice as many whose rehearsal and backstage support makes the production possible. Please join us in thanking these valued members of the Chalk Circle company. View the full program at the bottom of this web page.

Content advisory: This production contains profanity and graphic language; the threat of sexual assault and graphic gestures, war and refugees, and a depiction of a noose. There are two loud explosions in the beginning and a water-based haze machine is used.

Exchanges: If you need to exchange your ticket for a different performance, please just bring proof of your original purchase/reservation to the performance you are attending.

Running time: Approximately 2.5 hours, including intermission.

Please call or email Tara at (925) 631-4670 or if you have further questions.

Purchase your tickets online using the performance date buttons below:

November 3 at 8pm

November 4 at 6pm

November 5 at 2pm

November 5 at 8pm

November 6 at 2pm

On-demand video available to purchase now,  watch Nov. 20-Nov. 30

Content Advisory:
Profanity and graphic language; references to sexual assault, war and refugees, and a depiction of a noose. There is one loud explosion.


Tara Sundy
Performing Arts Coordinator & Events Manager
(925) 631-4670

Additional Dates & Times: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 8 p.m.
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Monday, November 21, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Friday, November 25, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Monday, November 28, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 12 a.m.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 12 a.m.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle Grusche holding a baby in red snow suit in a dark, desolate place