In its first major D.C. production in nearly 30 years, Brecht’s epic adventure comes to vibrant life in an innovative new production at Constellation Theatre. As corruption and violence rages in the Caucasus Mountains (giving the play its distinctive name), one woman’s heroism in saving an abandoned baby is put on trial, but what’s at stake is the entire social order. Constellation’s immersive staging gives audiences a front-row seat to Brecht’s brilliant scenes – from the heroine’s desperate tiptoe across a precarious rope bridge to the frantic courtroom drama that decides everyone’s fate.
With a cast of 14 actors playing more than 60 vivid characters – and propelled by a rock-inspired score performed live by a 3-piece band – the play recalls a time much like our own, one of political and social revolution, but fortified with a promise of compassion and hope.
April 12th – May 13th