DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama presents The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht
DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines, Dublin - BA Drama (Performance) 2008 Graduation Production
Date: Weds.12th-Sat 15th March (Preview Weds) 8pm
The Mill Theatre, Dundrum
Booking: 01 296 9340.
Cast Members of "The Good Person of Szechwan" at DIT
The Gods come to earth in search of a good person. They discover Shen Teh, a poor but compassionate prostitute. To survive in this world, Shen Teh is forced to disguise herself as a man; a man who can make difficult, pragmatic decisions on her behalf. Brecht's play is an allegory of modern life and conflicts between good and evil in society and in oneself.
The DIT production of The Good Person of Szechwan is directed by Susie Kennedy and is presented by a group of 14 graduating BA Drama Students and a live band from the Conservatory of Music and Drama. Set design is by Fiona Leech, costume design is by Marie Tierney, lighting design is by Moyra D’arcy. The music is composed by Hugh Davies. It is a lively, fast moving and entertaining story of love, betrayal and the struggle to survive.
In this production of the play we have chosen to use the little known "Santa Monica Version" of the script. This version is rarely performed, but we feel gives a very contemporary slant to the story. The references to opium addition and the drugs trade strike today’s audiences with particular poignancy. The trials and challenges the characters face are not dissimilar to the challenges of city living today.
Contact Susie Kennedy at 086 8740798 for further information or photographs.