Two mothers stand before a corrupt judge.
A child sits between them.
The fate of a country hangs in the balance.
The chalk circle decides.
Originally performed in a student production at Carleton College, Minnesota, ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ remains one of Brecht’s best-loved works. Translated by Frank McGuiness, in a version originally commissioned and performed by Complicite and the National Theatre, a Chinese parable is hijacked by Brecht’s famously political storytelling.