Elizabeth A. Davis, Mary Testa and More Star in CSC's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, Beg. Tonight

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present a new production of Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle featuring Christopher Lloyd (Azdak), directed by Brian Kulick (who directed Brecht's Galileo last season), and featuring new music by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening). The Caucasian Chalk Circle will begin performances tonight, May 3 at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 9. The official opening is Thursday, May 30.

The cast of The Caucasian Chalk Circle will also feature Jason Babinsky (Yusek); Elizabeth A. Davis (Grusha), a Tony Award nominee last season for her performance in Once; Alex Hurt (Simon), son of actor William Hurt; Tom Riis Farrell (The Corporal/Shuva/Fat Prince); Deb Radloff (Farmer's Wife/Aniko); and two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (Governor's Wife).

Scenic design for The Caucasian Chalk Circle is by Tony Straiges, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by Matt Kraus. Production Stage Manager is Terri K. Kohler. The translation is by Ralph Manheim with lyrics by W.H. Auden.

Tickets for The Caucasian Chalk Circle are available at www.classicstage.org or by calling 212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111. The Caucasian Chalk Circle will play Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets start at $60 for Tuesday through Thursday performances and $65 for Friday through Sunday performances.

Christopher Lloyd (Azdak) CSC: Waiting For Godot. He has appeared in over two hundred plays including on and off Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. Recent New York includes Kaspar (Obie and Drama Desk award); Mornings At Seven, directed by Dan Sullivan; Twelfth Night in Shakespeare in the Park and Trumbo. Over ninety film and teleVision Productions including "Taxi" (two Emmys); "Road to Avonlea" (Emmy Award); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; the Back to the Future trilogy; Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead; Eight Men Out; Addams Family and Addams Family Values; BBC's Dead Ahead: Exxon Valdez Disaster; The Pagemaster; Dennis the Menace; Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai; Track 29; Clue; The Dream Team; Angels in the Outfield; Star Trek III; Goin' South; Who Framed Roger Rabbit; My Favorite Martian; Tales of Despereaux; Snowmen and Mike Nichols' HBO adaptation of Wit. Lloyd won an Independent Spirit Award for Twenty Bucks.


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