TIME: 7:30pm Thu-Sat, 2pm Sun
Play by Bertolt Brecht directed by Nancy Taylor Porter on Nov. 2, 7-10, 2013. Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. at Sibert Theatre, McGaw Fine Arts Center. Tickets: $7.
Brecht wrote “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” as an exile finding haven in America during World War II. He was concerned about how war benefits the rich, the contractors and those who can gain power by it but often hurts the common folk. Nobility and heroism in this play are found not in the upper classes but in a servant with a good heart who does what is right at great personal peril. Will her sacrifices be rewarded? What is the meaning of family? “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” offers a thought-provoking answer.
Terminal Café by Ian McDonald, directed by Aasne Daniels March 22, 27-30, 2014, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. | Sunday 2 p.m. at Sibert Theatre, McGaw Fine Arts Center.
Tickets: $7. Life ain't easy for the residents of San Gabriel, NM: the back-breaking work in the company coal mine barely earns enough company scrip to pay rent on the dilapidated company homes. Folks are barely getting by. The dawn of World War II seems a blessing. All of a sudden demand for coal skyrockets as fuel is needed for a mysterious experiment over in nearby Los Alamos. The whole town feels the boom, but at what cost? Loosely based on the real-life town of Madrid, NM, Terminal Café explores the price of progress with alternating humor and heartbreak.
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