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Event Date: 1st Nov 2016 | 19:30
“THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN”
Barons Court Theatre Baron's Court Curtain's Up pub 28a Comeragh Road London W14 9HR
‘The Good Person of Szechwan’ by Bertolt Brecht translated by John Willet, directed by Brigette Adela
Can a good person exist in an unjust society? Three gods come to earth in search of enough good people to justify their existence. They find Shen Teh, a good hearted but penniless prostitute. They reward her by gifting her money that enables her to give up her profession and set up her own business. However with people in the town feeding off of her kindness, she finds it impossible to survive and is lent to disguising herself as a man, thus creating her alter ego, Shui Ta. Through following these characters Brecht explores the struggles of the characters living in Szechwan, and how they survive in a capitalist society.
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