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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.
- Stefanie Reinsperger as Grusche Vachnadze
- Ingo Hülsmann as Sänger
- Tilo Nest as Azdak, Mönch
- Gabriel Schneider as Simon Chachawa
- Nina Bruns as Natella Abaschwili, Bauersfrau
- Adrian Grünewald as Maro, Panzerreiter
- Veit Schubert as Großfürst, Bauer, Panzerreiter, sterbender Bauer
- Sascha Nathan as Adjudant, Bauersfrau, Lavrenti Vachnadze
- Peter Luppa as Georgi Abaschwili, Milchbauer, Schwiegermutter