The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Play - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater

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  • First Preview: March 18, 1966
  • Opening Date: March 24, 1966
  • Closing Date: June 18, 1966
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 100

Playwright: Bertolt Brecht

Lyrics: Morton Subotnick

Music: Morton Subotnick


A peasant girl steals a baby to raise and ultimately becomes a better parent than the child's birth parents, in Bertolt Brecht's parable.


Opening Night Cast

Boris Tumarin Aleko Bereshwili
Shirley Jac Wagner Makina Abakidse
Frank Bayer Young Peasant
Edith Gresham Young Peasant
Leonardo Cimino Surab
Elizabeth Huddle Surab's Wife
Marcie Hubert Girl Tractorist
Marketa Kimbrell Kato Wachtang, agriculturist
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Opening Night Production Credits

Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht Writer
  Morton Subotnick Music
  Morton Subotnick Lyrics
  Jules Irving Director
  James Hart Stearns Scenic Design
  James Hart Stearns Costume Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1965 - 1966

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