November 18-22, 2014
When three gods come to earth in search of a kind person, they discover only one good soul. In this contemporary parable with music, Bertolt Brecht explores the journey of a woman who can’t say no to her selfish neighbors. The gods reward the woman’s kindness, and she purchases a small store to make a living. After having trouble with her demanding neighbors, she develops an alter ego in order to cope with them. This highly theatrical production asks if it is possible to be good in a bad world.
“Every few years we like to throw in a Brecht show for our students,” says Dept. Head Steve Ray. “He is perhaps the most influential theatre innovator of the 20th century and so many aspects of how we do theatre today can be traced back to him.”
“Good Person raises some important questions about how society operates, about what is important to us,” Ray says. "Brecht was always hoping to change his audience and therefore change society. He wanted audience members to think about what they were seeing. Our audience will be confronted with interesting ideas, unusual staging and fun songs. There’s always hope that theatre can help change the way we live."
UTC Theatre Company’s The Good Person of Setzuan production features:
• Cast: Maya Abram, Dalton Arbaugh, Austin Blackburn, Amber Brown, John Brown, P.J. Burchfield, Jack Conway, Cierra Dolata, Calvin Forrest, Sam Fort, Emily Greene, Grace Holtz, Mario Hoyle, Jacob Madden, Josiah Motok, John Nichols, Allison Offutt, Justice Payne, Anne Sharpe, Taylor Smith, Nick Sterling, Haley Talley, and Madeleine Young.
• Director: Gaye Jeffers
• Assistant Director: Rebecca Rouse
• Stage Manager: Erica Bastida
• Assistant Stage Manager: Mason DeGroot
• Scene Designer: Gaye Jeffers and Adam Miecielica
• Costume Designer: Stephanie Henderson
• Lighting Designer: Reid Austin
• Technical Director: John R. Burgess
• Sound Designer: Gregory F. Jackson
• Photographer: Jaimie Davis