Caucasian Chalk Circle logo
Directed by Kari Steinbach
using a translation by Alistair Beaton

The Governor’s wife flees the city during an armed insurrection. In the confusion, her infant son, Michael, is left behind. Grusha is a kitchen maid who has just become engaged to a soldier, Simon. Grusha takes pity on Michael and takes him with her as she flees the fighting. Azdak’s life takes strange turns as he moves from being a petty poacher to being named a judge. Their lives come together in this classic tale by the German dramatist, Bertolt Brecht.

Performances are at:
7:00 p.m., Friday, October 6
7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 7
2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8- post-show conversation with Eric Hillemann, Carleton College
7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 12
7:00 p.m., Friday, October 13
7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1
Wellstone Center auditorium, 179 Robie Street E, Saint Paul

Eric Hillemann Carleton College archivist Eric Hillemann will be the guest for a post-performance discussion after the 2:00 p.m., Sunday October 8 performance about The Caucasian Chalk Circle and in particular the world premiere of the play that took place at Carleton College in 1948.

Tickets: $19/Students and Seniors aged 65 and older $15
The 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8 performance will be pay what you want.
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NOTE: Themes and language in this play may not be appropriate for young children

Read the program from the show.

Cast Members

Dan Britt   Dan Britt Courtney Marti  

Courtney Marti

George Calger  

George M. Calger

Patrick Michael McNamer  

Patrick Michael McNamer

Abby Day   Abby Day Mary Mornes  

Mary Mornes

Shannon Elliot  

Shannon Elliot

Amanda Oporto  

Amanda E. Oporto

John Goodrich  

John Goodrich

Bridget Russell  

Bridget Russell

Phil Holt   Phil Holt James Satter  

James Satter

Bethany Jackson   Bethany Jackson Brian Tangren  

Brian Tangren

Bebe Keith   Bebe Keith Jen Thissen  

Jen Thissen


Design Team

Kari Steinbach   Director: Kari Steinbach
Dutton Foster   Set Designer: Dutton Foster
Alexandra Gould   Costume Designer: Alexandra Gould
Jake Otto   Lighting Designer: Jake Otto
Jessi Kadolph   Stage Manager: Jessi Kadolph
Rachel Holtz   Assistant Stage Manager: Rachel Holtz
Urban Landreman   Producer: Urban Landreman

Photo credit: Tara Harris

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Last updated: 10/12/2017