THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHUAN
Written by Bertolt Brecht and newly translated by David Harrower
WHEN: Wednesday, October 5 – Saturday, October 8, 7:30 PM
WHERE: WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD
TICKETS: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and those with a McDaniel College ID.
For ticket information, call 410.857.2448.
This new translation of this classic is based on a previously unpublished version of Brecht’s play. Three Gods are on a journey to find out if there are any good people left on earth. Only Shen Te (Yi Chon Li, right), a good-hearted prostitute, offers them shelter. With the money they give her, she opens a tobacco shop. At once, everyone needs her help, and her livelihood is in danger. To add to her problems, she is falling in love with a pilot who is robbing her blind. Her hard-hearted cousin arrives to protect her. But, who is he and how can good people stay good in a world of poverty and cruelty?
The show features an original score by McDaniel alumnus Keith Adams (2010, music) and choreography by adjunct theatre arts professor Julie Herber.
The cast includes Yi Chong (Angel) Li (2012) of Nanjing, China, as Shen Te, as well as Yavor Antonov (2015) of Washington, D.C., Allisa Beckett (2014) of Medford, N.J., Cat Black (2012) of Springfield, Va., Gracen Carroll (2012) of Clifton, Va., Simone Davis (2013) of Baltimore, Kelsey Gondek (2014) of Avondale, Pa., Paul Griffin (2014) of Westminster, Md., Shelley Hierstetter (2014) of Mount Airy, Md., Sarah Hull (2015) of Keedysville, Md., Daniel Valentin-Morales (2015) of Frederick, Md., Kelly Vobejda (2015) of Marietta, Ga., and Nathaniel Winer (2014) of Bethesda, Md.
About the production, Elizabeth van den Berg said, “We’ve taken this production into the future with ‘J Rock’ and ‘Japanese Visual Kei’ style music and costuming. Our actors will be rocking the stage in Alumni Hall.”
For more information about The Good Soul of Szechuan, or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 410-857-2448. Visit or more information about the college and the theatre arts department.