The Caucasian Chalk Circle
by BERTOLT BRECHT
translation by ALISTAIR BEATON
directed by JAMES A. WILLIAMS
PRESENTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA / GUTHRIE THEATER B.F.A. ACTOR TRAINING PROGRAM
An abandoned child. Two women claiming custody. An agonizing trial that puts a judge’s wisdom to the ultimate test. Inspired by the infamous Biblical tale of King Solomon, this music-heavy parable by German playwright Bertolt Brecht engages the audience in a deep exploration of what it means to be morally good. Through vivid, amusing characters and masterful storytelling, Brecht raises complex questions about humanity, making it one of the greatest plays of the last century.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle is performed by the senior class of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. It is the culmination of four years of intensive actor training paired with the expertise and creativity of M.F.A. students from the University of Minnesota’s Design and Technology program.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle will take place in the Dowling Studio on Level Nine.
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About the B.F.A. Actor Training Program
The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program is rooted in four guiding principles: an expansive liberal arts education, an intensive studio training curriculum, an eclectic performing arts experience, and a dynamic partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Guthrie.