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The Caucasian Chalk Circle
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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

May 30, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013
Running time: 2:40
PLAYING @
Classic Stage Company
136 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Bus: M 14A, 14D
By Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, W, R, Q, L to 14th St./Union Square
Show Description:

Cast

Christopher Lloyd

Music

Duncan Sheik

Director

Brian Kulick

Written By

Bertolt Brecht

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Listed at TKTS: Never
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
Tuesday Talkbacks: May 21 & June 4, 2013* Ticket holders are invited to post-performance discussions with CSC artists following designated Tuesday performances.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Wheelchair seating available.
Seating
Seats 171.
Elevator\Escalator
None.
Passenger Loading Zone
None.
Parking
SVI Permit.Valet parking garage: 13th St. between 3rd & 4th Aves.
Entrance
Ground level. Front door (27", 1.5" lip) into lobby.
Box Office
Lobby. Counter 45".
Restroom
Womens and Mens: Lobby, followed by three steps.
Water Fountain
None.
Telephone
Coin slot 54". Cord 31".
Infrared Listening System
Assistive listening devices available. Photo ID needed to recieve device.
Visual
None.

REVIEWS

Christopher Lloyd has made a career of playing mad geniuses, which makes this brilliant clown a perfect fit for Azdak, the wise fool who injects some cockeyed sanity into the state-sanctioned lunacy that Brecht mocks in his epic political drama, “The Caucasian Chalk Circle.” It’s this kind of sweet stuff that gives cynicism a good name.

-Marilyn Stasio, Variety

CONTINUE READING
The premise of the production is that "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" is being performed by a poverty-stricken troupe of strolling players who now realize that the result of the Russian Revolution was "to make it possible for the most evil people to have the most power." While this confession, presumably penned by Mr. Kulick himself, is spoken not in English but in untranslated Russian, it's plain to see what's going on, since the centerpiece of Tony Straiges's set is a statue of Lenin that is pulled off its pedestal and smashed to bits as the show gets under way.What follows is a straightforward yet sensitive rendering of "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" that is enacted with lively simplicity by a seven-person cast.

-Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal CONTINUE READING