The Good Person of Setzuan
By Tony Kushner
Adapted from the play by Bertolt Brecht
Translation by Wendy Arons
Direction: Julie Akers, Guest Director
Scenic & Lighting Design: Bruce Keller
Costume Design: Margaret Chapman
Composer and Sound Designer: Sylvia Hackathorn
Can a person remain good in a broken world? Brecht’s The Good Person of Setzuan is a sobering exploration of relative morality. Tony Kushner’s adaptation hones in on the issues of morality, class and gender in the play as the divided Shen Te, in striving to be good, is exploited by her community and must create a male alter-ego to ensure her business survives. In the Brechtian spirit, director Julie Akers presents Good Person to provoke the audience to ask difficult questions that arise from the dissonance between the sense of goodness in all of us and the resource-constrained world in which we live.
Preview: Thursday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Performs: Friday-Sunday; May 24 - 26 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.)
Wednesday-Saturday, May 29 - June 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Performance Hall
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Ticket Prices for Mainstage Productions: Previews - $6.00, PSU Students $6.00 at the Door *General Admission - $12.00 * PSU Staff/Seniors/Students - $8.00 Ticket Prices for Studio Theatre: *$6.00, students $4.00 at the door (*Service Charge Applies)
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