The Caucasian Chalk Circle


Resist the political tyrant and protect an innocent life. 

Caught in a social revolution, a young servant girl named Grusha promises her heart to a soldier on his way into battle. Soon the city is aflame and Grusha risks everything and becomes a refugee to save an abandoned baby. She must tiptoe across a precarious rope bridge strung across a gaping chasm in order to escape the enemy. In this corrupt and violent world, Grusha relies on compassion and perseverance to begin her own family. Brecht's epic adventure tale features vivid characters, high stakes scenarios and live music.

Presented by Constellation Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$25 - $45

Discount Tickets Available PWYC and Discount Previews, Industry Night, Military, Group (6+)

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Box Office Phone: 202-204-7741

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 04/12/2018 - 05/13/2018
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 04/12/2018 - 8:30pm PWYC Preview
  • 04/13/2018 - 8:30pm $15 Preview
  • 04/14/2018 - 8:00pm $25 Preview
  • 04/15/2018 - 7:00pm Press Opening
  • 04/23/2018 - 7:30pm Industry Night

Dark Days

  • 04/15/2018 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Yesenia Iglesias Grusha
Matthew Schleigh Singer/Azdak
Drew Kopas Simon
Ashley Ivey Lavrenti and Others
Teresa Spencer Governor's Wife and Others
Amanda Forstrom Cook and Others
Scott Abernethy Sergeant and Others
Keith E Irby Governor and Others
Brian Reisman Jussup and Others
Billie Krishawn Ludovica and Others
Tamieka Chavis Shauva and Others
Lisa Hodsoll Mother and Others
Natalie Cutcher Doctor and Others
Greg Ongao Adjutant and Others
Production Personnel
Bertolt Brecht
Translation by Alistair Beaton
Allison Arkell Stockman
Costume Designer
Kelsey Hunt
Set Designer
A.J. Guban
Sound Designers
Gordon Nimmo-Smith
Brian Lotter & Matthew Schleigh
Movement for plays
Tony Thomas
Lighting Designer
A.J. Guban
Brian Lotter
Matthew Schleigh
Christa Noel Smith - Props
Matthew Aldwin McGee - Puppets


Constellation Theatre Company at Source
1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Getting There

  • U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green/Yellow Lines)


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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