THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE

Date & Time:
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 8 p.m.
Location:
LeFevre Theatre, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Description: 

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.  

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!” 

Performances:

November 3 at 8pm

November 4 at 6pm

November 5 at 2pm

November 5 at 8pm

November 6 at 2pm

On-demand Nov. 20-Nov. 30 (will be available soon)

Seminar 102 and 104 students, please reserve your tickets through the Seminar website.

Contact: 

Tara Sundy
Performing Arts Coordinator & Events Manager
tms8@stmarys-ca.edu
(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.
Soldier holds baby in war-torn region