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Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle)

by Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 1
10117 Berlin
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+49 30 284 08 155

Der Vorverkauf für alle Vorstellungen bis 14. Juli 2024 läuft. Unsere Theaterkasse hat montags bis samstags von 10.00 Uhr bis 18.30 Uhr für Sie geöffnet.

Currently no performances

During a revolution, a baby is passed from one mother to another. Over the course of her flight, the new mother gets into ever deeper trouble and ultimately finds herself on trial at a court of law. Times have changed once more and the child is now heir to a great fortune. But Judge Azdak is still in power: His rulings are feared by the rich and a blessing for the poor. And when the biological mother ruthlessly demands the return of her child, he re-invents Solomon’s chalk circle. When Bertolt Brecht and his Berliner Ensemble took over the Theater am Schiffsbauerdamm in 1954, his first production there was "The Caucasian Chalk Circle". The question being discussed here is as simple as it is politically urgent: Who owns the world?

We regularly present performances of "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" with English surtitles. You can find the dates here. Our box office staff will be happy to tell you from which seats you will have a good sight-line to the surtitles. For the best view of both stage and surtitles, we recommend seats in the stalls (Parkett) from row 11, or in the balconies (1. Rang, 2. Rang). Seats in the side boxes have a partially obstructed view.


Press comments

Press comments

“Stefanie Reinsperger languishes, luxuriates, oozes, whoops, grunts, hops, whines, smooches, sobs, howls, scolds and despises at Champions League level.”Die Welt

“Stunning; the most de-cluttered Brecht you could wish for.”Süddeutscht Zeitung

“A celebrated sensation for the launch of the Reese-era.”Der Standard