TDPS presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 – 24, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Christine Nicholson

 Bertolt Brecht

 Alistair Beaton

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This captivating and comedic play within a play tells the corresponding stories of a post-war land dispute in the Caucasus Mountains and a young servant who risks her life to raise an abandoned child.

Bertolt Brecht masterfully employs historification and distancing to reveal the hidden (and not so hidden) oppression of the powerless by the powerful. We are challenged not only to see the inequality inherent in power structures, but also to find ways to change our relationship to those structures—to find our way to justice, fairness, and compassion in the face of overwhelming odds.

Marking 75 years since Brecht completed the play, this expansive, theater-in-the-round presentation features 19 actors playing more than 50 parts, live performances of original songs, and immersive design!

Presented in approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

Performances
Friday, November 15, 2019 — 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 2019 — 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 — 2 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 2019 — 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 2019 — 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 — 2 p.m.

  $13–20

  Buy tickets online

 tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu, 510-642-8827 (voicemail only)

 Press Release for The Caucasian Chalk Circle


(No event on these dates: November 18, 19, 20, 21, 2019)