The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Der kaukasische Kreidekreis)

The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Der kaukasische Kreidekreis)

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Overview


Synopsis

In the play-within-a-play story, The Singer relates a parable about a country where the members of the ruling class keep overthrowing one another, a young serving girl named Grushna saves the heir of the provincial governor, and a wily motor mouth named Azdak rises to an influential position thanks to his unintentional moment of class treason. When the governor's heir becomes a pawn in the government's power struggle, the powerful Azdak must decide not only the young man's fate, he must also determine whether he is himself still a revolutionary or the pawn of the oppressors.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes child, early teen, late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly characters