Legend of the Chalk Circle

About This Show

A hilarious and heartfelt queer retelling inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle and the many legends of the circle that have come before.

A revolution has erupted in Grusinia, the governor has been beheaded, his wife, Natella, has fled, their newborn has been left behind. Vash, a servant boy, discovers the child, and begins an adventure across the Caucasus Mountains to save the baby and his own life, all while guided by visions of variants from previous versions of his own story. Meanwhile, Azdak, a hapless peasant and the reincarnation of King Solomon, finds himself as the new judge of Grusinia. When the child’s biological mother returns to claim the baby, Vash, Azdak, and Natella, come head to head in an ultimate showdown for custody of the child.

Written and directed by award winning playwright, James Cougar Canfield, and inspired by the Judgement of Solomon, Li Qianfu’s The Chalk Circle, and many more variations of the the classic tale.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 10min (1 intermission)
Dates: Opening Night: March 9, 2023 Final Performance: March 26, 2023
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Ticket Office: 2817951662