Good Person of Szechwan // The Foundry Theater // Bertold Brecht

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Good Person of Szechwan // The Foundry Theater // Bertold Brecht

Time: February 13, 2013 from 8:30pm to 11pm
Location: La MaMa
Street: 74 East 4th Street
City/Town: East Village
Website or Map: http://lamama.org/ellen-stewa…
Event Type: bertold brecht, theater, taylor mac
Latest Activity: Feb 12, 2013

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Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it?  In Brecht’s comic and complex play, this question is raised by one of his most entertaining characters — Shen Tei the good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, who is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Sui Ta so she can master the ruthlessness needed to be a “good person” in a brutal world.

With Taylor Mac, “one of the most exciting theater artists of our times” (Time Out NY), as Shen Tei/Sui Ta and live music by “indie rock vaudevillians” (Spin magazine) César Alvarez & The Lisps, director Lear deBessonet brings this classic theatrical parable to life for the 21st century.

By Bertolt Brecht
The Foundry Theatre production
Directed by Lear deBessonet
with Taylor Mac as Shen Tei
Music by César Alvarez with The Lisps

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