The Caucasian Chalk Circle

July 5 - August 26, 2019

Written by: Bertolt Brecht, Translated by Alistair Beaton
Directed by: Stephanie Shroyer

Set against a backdrop of violence and injustice, Bertolt Brecht’s 1944 masterpiece is a play within a play. Farmers debating the best use of their land enact a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a nobly born baby during a bloody revolution and the unconventional judge who determines their fate.

RUN TIME

Two hours and 15 minutes, which includes one 15-minute intermission

ADVISORY

Recommended for Ages 16+

CAST

THE EXPERT, THE GRAND DUKE, AND OTHERS: John Apicella*
THE FAT PRINCE, FIRST LAWYER, AND OTHERS: Noel Arthur*
GEORGE ABASHVILI, A FARMER, AND OTHERS: Paul Baird*
THE SINGER, JUSSUP’S MOTHER, AND OTHERS: Gabriela Bonet*
THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE, ANIKO, AND OTHERS: Claudia Elmore
SHAUVA, A SOLDIER, AND OTHERS: Turner Frankosky
JUSSUP, A SERGEANT, AND OTHERS: Troy Guthrie
AZDAK, ARKADY CHAIDZE, AND OTHERS: Steve Hofvendahl*
A FARMER’S WIFE, THE FAT PRINCE’S NEPHEW, AND OTHERS: Connor Kelly-Eiding*
SIMON CHACHAVA AND OTHERS: Michael Khachanov
LAVRENTI VACHNADZE, FIRST DOCTOR, AND OTHERS: Alex Knox*
LUDOVICA, A NOBLE WOMAN, AND OTHERS: Mehrnaz Mohammadi
AN OLD WOMAN, A YOUNG WOMAN, AND OTHERS: Madalina Nastase
GRUSHA VACHNADZE AND OTHERS: Liza Seneca*
A COOK, A NOBLE LADY, AND OTHERS: Janellen Steininger*
SHALVA, A MONK, AND OTHERS: George Villas*

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Director: Stephanie Shroyer
Scenic Designer: Frederica Nascimento
Lighting Designer: Ken Booth
Costume Designer: Angela Calin
Sound Designer: Jeff Gardner
Props Designer: Erin Walley
Production Stage Manager: Taylor Anne Cullen
Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Osorio
Assistant Director: Emily Hawkins
Assistant Director: Julia Davis
Assistant Director: Matt Mitchell
Assistant Director: Yelena Podkolzina
Dramaturg: Ryan McRee
Assistant Lighting Designer: Joy Zhang

“IMMERSIVE…HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL PHYSICALITY…”- LA Times

“A WINNING PRODUCTION…Innovative staging…old-time, theatre magic”- Broadway World

“I CANNOT IMAGINE A LIVELIER more creative staging than this…” – People’s World

“[A] SPLENDID ENSEMBLE…This show is not to be missed.” – Theatre Notes

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