The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle from Black Swan State Theatre Company

By: Black Swan State Theatre Company  27-Jan-2016
Keywords: Live Theatre, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Dr Wang Xiaoying,

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE by BERTOLT BRECHT DATES: 30 July to 14 August VENUE: Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA WARNING: Some adult themes The home of the People shall also be the home of Reason! Black Swan in collaboration with the National Theatre of China present a rare opportunity to see an epic work reinterpreted for the modern day. The Caucasian Chalk Circle (based on an old Chinese fable The Circle of Chalk), designed in a ‘Beijing Opera’ style with over 60 masks and 80 costumes, will set audiences on a unique theatrical journey. This production is at its core a morality tale. In the first half following the story of the peasant girl Grusha, who rescues the Governor’s infant son and flees across a war-torn country in search of safety; and in the second the corruptible, comic and politically incorrect judge Azdak, who devises a scenario to settle the dispute on who is the rightful mother of the child. The plays’ central themes of motherhood, ownership and identity are universal and a potent reminder as to how we behave as individuals, how we govern and contribute to building a just society. Director Dr Wang Xiaoying brings together Chinese and Australian designers and actors in a hallmark production not to be missed! Translated by Ralph Manheim Surtitles in Mandarin CAST INCLUDES: Caitlin Beresford-Ord, Adam Booth, Kylie Farmer [Kaarljilba Kaardn], Luke Hewitt, Geoff Kelso, Alex Malone, Felicity McKay, Lynette Narkle, Kenneth Ransom, James Sweeny, Steve Turner, Alison van Reeken DIRECTOR Dr Wang Xiaoying ASSISTANT DIRECTORS Tao Chen Felix Ching Ching Ho SET DESIGNER Richard Roberts COSTUME DESIGNER Yan Zhao PROP/MASK DESIGNER Zhang Huaxiang COMPOSER/MUSICAL DIRECTOR/SOUND DESIGNER Clint Bracknell LIGHTING DESIGNER Mark Howett PERCUSSIONIST Arunachala Book @ ticketek.com.au or 1300 795 012 or Ticketek outlets Groups 8+ 1300 364 001 [*A service/delivery fee also applies] Prices*: $32.50 - $88.50 http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=THECAUCA16 https://www.bsstc.com.au/season-2016/the-caucasian-chalk-circle/ Street Address: State Theatre Centre of WA, Level 1, 182 William Street, Perth WA 6000 Postal Address: PO Box 337, Northbridge WA 6865 Phone: +61 (8) 6212 9300 Fax: +61 (8) 6212 9318 https://www.facebook.com/BlackSwanStateTheatreCompany?_rdr https://twitter.com/blackswanstc https://instagram.com/blackswanstc/ https://vimeo.com/110861783

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