UTC presents provocative Brecht classic
In Bertolt Brecht’s play “The Good Person of Setzuan,” three gods come to Earth in search of a good person. When they only find one—a woman who cannot say no to her selfish neighbors—the gods reward the woman’s kindness. But she has increasing difficulties with her demanding neighbors and eventually develops an alter ego in order to cope with them. The play ultimately asks, “Is it possible to be a good person in a bad world?”
The UTC Theatre Company is currently presenting Tony Kushner’s adaptation of “The Good Person of Setzuan.”
“‘Good Person’ raises some important questions about how society operates, about what is important to us,” said Dept. Head Steve Ray. “Brecht was always hoping to change his audience and therefore change society.
“Every few years we like to throw in a Brecht show for our students,” Ray continued. “He is perhaps the most influential theatre innovator of the 20th century and so many aspects of how we do theatre today can be traced back to him.”
The show opened on Nov. 18 and will run until Nov. 22 with shows at 7:30 each night in UTC’s Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre. There will be an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 22. General admission is $12; student and senior tickets are $10.
“The Good Person of Setzuan”
UTC Fine Arts Center,
Dorothy Hackett Ward Theater
Corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets