Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Setzuan
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of the American stage is at once funny and horrific and thought by many to represent Sam Shepard at his finest. Mae is hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. Eddie, her old flame and childhood friend, shows up and threatens to metaphorically and literally drag her back into the life from which she's fled. Their battle plays out as they trade barbs, heartbreak and painful revelations, taking themselves and audiences on an unforgettable journey that demonstrates what happens when love and attraction cross the line to obsession. Sean Murray directs. Learn More
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Directed by George Ye
Told through song, poignant comedy and Chinese folk tales, The Good Person of Setzuan follows three gods who descend into the city of Setzuan and reward a kindly prostitute who is the one virtuous person in the corrupt community. How she copes with her new fortune and with those who want to take it from her is at the heart of this timely parable.
Bertoldt Brecht’s works have been translated into 42 languages and fill more than 70 volumes. Drawing on the Greek tradition, he wanted his theater to represent a forum for debate rather than a place of illusions. From the Russian and Chinese theaters, Brecht derived some of his basic concepts of staging and theatrical stylization. His concept of the Verfremdungseffekt, or V-Effekt (sometimes translated as “alienation effect”) centered on the idea of “making strange” and thereby making poetic. He aimed to take emotion out of the production, persuade the audience to distance themselves from the make-believe characters and urged actors to dissociate from their roles. Then, he felt, the political truth would be more easy to comprehend. He once said: “Nothing is more important than learning to think crudely. Crude thinking is the thinking of great men.”