THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE
By BERTOLT BRECHT
Directed by LIZ DIAMOND
March 20-April 11, 2015
University Theatre (222 York Street)
About The Caucasian Chalk Circle
In the war-torn country of Grusinia, a young servant named Grusha rescues the abandoned baby of a deposed Governor and raises him as her own. Years later, the ruler’s wife returns to reclaim her child—and the two mothers bring their case before a cynical, battle-weary judge. An epic fable set against the harrowing backdrop of civil war, The Caucasian Chalk Circle puts the competing claims of law and justice, of blood and love, to the ultimate test.
OBIE Award winning Resident Director Liz Diamond (The Winter’s Tale,Happy Now?, Saint Joan of the Stockyards) returns to Yale Rep with a new production of the great 20th-century poet-playwright Bertolt Brecht’s theatrical, lyrical, and bitingly satiric masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Please note: The Caucasian Chalk Circle is Yale Rep’s 2014-15 WILL POWER! production. The run includes two 10:15AM performances on April 8 and 9, 2015, available only to high school groups. For information on WILL POWER! performances, please contact Roger-Paul Snell at email@example.com.