The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Event has passed (Thu Feb 18, 2010 - Sun Mar 14, 2010)
American Conservatory Theater (ACT) - Geary Theater
Theater, Play
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Visionary director John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company on Broadway) returns to A.C.T. to stage a spectacular new interpretation of Brecht's masterpiece of hope, humanity, and justice. Featuring Doyle's signature theatricality and original music from acclaimed avant-garde composer Nathaniel Stookey (The Composer Is Dead, Junkestra), this must-see production finds an intrepid company of actors creating the play from the rubble of a war-torn society. Objects turn into set pieces, discarded articles of clothing become costumes, and shrapnel is transformed into musical instruments. In this brand-new translation, The Caucasian Chalk Circle soars with humor, romance, unexpected plot twists, and high-stakes intensity.

"John Doyle is ferociously inventive." —The New York Times

"Gleefully irreverent and bracingly modern" —The Times (London)