THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE by Bertolt Brecht, in a new translation by Alistair Beaton
Is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD, United Kingdom
‘Hear now the story of the trial
The trial that decides the fate of the child
The trial that determines the rightful mother
The trial that deploys the famous test:
The test of the chalk circle.”
The city burns in the heat of civil war and a servant girl sacrifices everything to protect an abandoned child, however when peace is finally restored, the boy’s mother comes to claim him. Calling upon the ancient tradition of the Chalk Circle, a comical Judge sets about resolving the dispute – But in a culture of corruption and deception, who wins?
Written by the grand master of storytelling and peopled with vivid and amusing characters, The Caucasian Chalk Circle is one of the greatest plays of the last century. This lively translation by award-winning playwright Alistair Beaton is a fluent yet faithful rendering of Brecht’s satrical masterpiece.
The play tackles fundamental questions of human nature, social justice, law and lawlessness, love in revolutionary times, and the bond between a mother and her child.
The Hilton College and Epworth Drama Departments’ will perform at the Hilton College Theatre at 19h00 on Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd March 2017. Each performance will run for approximately 2 hours including an interval. Seating is Reserved.
Tickets: R65 per adult and R50 per school pupil (staff accompanying school groups come for free)
Advance School block bookings email Sheryl on: firstname.lastname@example.org
All other bookings online via the website www.hiltontheatre.co.za