The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Set against a backdrop of violence and injustice, Bertolt Brecht’s 1944 masterpiece is a play within a play. Farmers debating the best use of their land enact a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a nobly born baby during a bloody revolution and the unconventional judge who determines their fate.

Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays 8:00pm

Sundays 2:00pm

“A WINNING PRODUCTION…Innovative staging…old-time, theatre magic”- Broadway World
“THE CAST IS EXCEPTIONAL…”- On Stage and Screen
“I CANNOT IMAGINE A LIVELIER more creative staging than this…” – People’s World 
“[A] SPLENDID ENSEMBLE…This show is not to be missed.” –Theatre Notes
“WITTY AND WARM…Brecht at his best.” – LA Splash



John Apicella*, Noel Arthur*, Paul Baird*, Gabriela Bonet*, Claudia Elmore, Turner Frankosky, Troy Guthrie, Steve Hofvendahl*, Connor Kelly-Eiding*,  Michael Khachanov, Alex Knox*, Mehrnaz Mohammadi, Madalina Nastase, Liza Seneca*, Janellen Steininger*, George Villas*

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Director: Stephanie Shroyer
Scenic Designer: Frederica Nascimento
Lighting Designer: Ken Booth
Costume Designer: Angela Calin
Sound Designer: Jeff Gardner
Props Designer: Erin Walley
Production Stage Manager: Taylor Anne Cullen
Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Osorio
Assistant Director: Emily Hawkins
Assistant Director: Julia Davis
Assistant Director: Matt Mitchell
Assistant Director: Yelena Podkolzina
Dramaturg: Ryan McRee
Assistant Lighting Designer: Joy Zhang



Cast of Characters

            • John Apicella
              The Expert, the Grand Duke, and others
            • Noel Arthur
              The Fat Prince, First Lawyer, and others
            • Paul Baird
              George Abashvili, a Farmer, and others
            • Gabriela Bonet
              The Singer, Jussup’s Mother, and others
            • Claudia Elmore
              The Governor’s Wife, Aniko, and others
            • Turner Frankosky
              Shauva, a Soldier, and others
            • Troy Guthrie
              Jussup, a Sergeant, and others
            • Steve Hofvendahl
              Azdak, Arkady Chaidze, and others
            • Connor Kelly- Eiding
              A Farmer’s Wife, the Fat Prince’s Nephew, and others
            • Michael Khachanov
              Simon Chachava and others
            • Alex Knox
              Lavrenti Vachnadze, First Doctor, and others
            • Mehrnaz Mohammadi
              Ludovica, a Noble Woman, and others
            • Madalina Nastase
              An Old Woman, a Young Woman, and other
            • Liza Seneca
              Grusha Vachnadze and others
            • Janellen Steininger
              A Cook, a Noble Lady, and others
            • George Villas
              Shalva, a Monk, and others