Photo Flash: First Look at SU Drama's THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN
Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it? In Brecht's comic and complex play, this question is raised by one of his most entertaining characters, Shen Tei, the good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, who is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Sui Ta so she can master the ruthlessness needed to be a "good person" in a brutal world. The Good Woman of Setzuan will run tonight, March 28-April 13, 2014 in the Loft Theater at theSyracuse Stage/Drama Complex. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Felix Ivanov (Director) is a graduate of the prestigious Schukin Theater School at the Vakhtangov Academy Theater and the Stasov Musical School (violin) in Moscow, Russia. He has choreographed the combat, movement and character dance scenes for over three hundred Russian drama and puppet theaters, motion pictures and television. Presently, Felix is an assistant professor at the Drama Department of Syracuse University. His stage movement and combat choreography has been seen at many American venues including The Acting Company, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, The New York Theater Workshop, The Wooster Group, The Cherry Lane Theater in NYC; The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN; The Shakespeare Theater Festival in Cleveland, OH; and The Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C., among others.
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century. His works include The Threepenny Opera (1928) with composer Kurt Weill, Mother Courage and Her Children (1941), The Good Person of Setzuan (1943), and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1958). He wrote a wide variety of poetry, including occasional poems, poems he set to music and performed, songs and poems for his plays, personal poems recording anecdotes and thoughts, and political poems. Brecht's poetry is collected in Poems 1913-1956 (1997) and Poetry and Prose:Bertolt Brecht (2003).
Tickets can be purchased online at http://vpa.syr.edu/drama, by phone at 315-443-3275, and in person at the SU Drama Box Office, 820 East Genesee Street.
Photos courtesy SU Drama.
Jesse Roth and Craig Kober
Sam Odell, Ben Odom, Thomas Countz, and Myya Martin
Jesse Roth and Andrew Garrett