Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Caucasian Chalk Circle" at UW

Bertolt Brecht's "Caucasian Chalk Circle" is playing on campus through March 13.
In an attempt to settle property disputes after an apocalyptic war, a village performs an ancient parable for its neighbors. In it, amidst civil strife and unrest, a young servant girl risks her life to save an abandoned child of noble birth. Years later, when the biological mother demands the child back, an unconventional judge, who is not always guided by the letter of the law, devises the test of the chalk circle to decide their fates.
Take a culture break—and think about dispute resolution, too!

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