The Caucasian Chalk Circle
When: Mar 1, 3, 6, 8, & 9, 2013
Where: Harbach Theatre


The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Written by    Bertolt Brecht
Directed byJeff Grace

Written in 1944 while German playwright Bertolt Brecht was living in America, The Caucasian Chalk Circle examines what occurs when law conflicts with justice. Brecht, while clearly influenced by his own perceptions of the world at the hands of war, specifically draws upon two distinct sources of literature to form his play: the biblical tale of King Solomon and the ancient Chinese play The Chalk Circle. Brecht adapted these stories into parable form and changed the setting to Soviet Georgia near the end of World War II. The theme of the play – resources should be given to those who will take care of them – is explored through the presentation of two further stories: one involves a kitchen maid named Grusha who saves the life of an abandoned child, and the second follows the arbitrary rulings of an unconventional judge named Azdak.

Read the following articles about our production:
"Knox College Repertory Theatre Term 2013" (Knox Article)
"Rep Term costumers design looks for plays" (TKS)
"Students promote Sustainability in the Theatre" (Knox article)
"Alumni Celebrate Repertory Theatre Term" (Knox Article)


EnsembleSam Auch
John Bird
Sam Brownson
Allisen Diamond
Rachel Fisher
Alyssa Gill
Bridget Golembiewski
Mya Kahler
Paul Kenney
Franzesca Mayer
Jmaw Moses
Neil Phelps
Missy Preston
Andrew Purvis
Steve Selwa
Avery Wigglesworth

Production Staff

DirectorJeff Grace
Stage ManagerEmily Ioppolo
Assistant Stage ManagerOakton Reynolds
Assistant DirectorJordyn Stewart
Scenic DesignersCraig Choma
Marina Capizzi
Videography DesignersCraig Choma
Marina Capizzi
Lighting DesignersCraig Choma
Emily Harvey
Costume DesignersMargo Shively
Miranda Loeber
Music Director & ComposerSam Brownson
Props MastersKathleen Gullion
Emily Passarelli
Sound DesignersJohn Bird
Jonathan Plotnick
Sound Board OperatorJacob Schneider
Run CrewEmily Antoff
Marina Capizzi
Oakton Reynolds
Jordyn Stewart
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