Performances of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, starring Christopher Lloyd begin at off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company on May 3. Opening night is set for May 30. Brian Kulick directs the production.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle tells the tale of a young servant girl named Grusha who, after a military coup in a small town in the princedom of Grusinia, rescues a baby abandoned by the governor and his wife. Their misadventures across her war-torn country become the heart of the play, which calls into question our basic assumptions of right in a world that has gone wrong.
In addition to Lloyd, the show will feature Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis as Grusha, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa as Governor’s Wife, Jason Babinsky as Yusek, Tom Riis Farrell as The Corporal/Shuva/Fat Prince, Alex Hurt as Simon and Deb Radloff as Farmer’s Wife/Aniko.
The production will feature new music by singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik.