For Immediate Release
Contact: Adam Zahler
Visual & Performing Arts
November 7, 2011
(Worcester, Mass.) –- Worcester State University Theatre and Department of Visual and Performing Arts present Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Setzuan Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20 at the Fuller Theater in the university’s Administration Building.
The Good Person of Setzuan is a humorous, moving, and insightful allegory on the nature of Good and the ethical perils of economic success. Three gods in search of Good find it in the prostitute Shen Te and they thank her with 1,000 silver dollars. Her Goodness gets in the way of her attempts to run a legitimate business when she helps every unscrupulous beggar who comes her way. Shen Te invents and becomes her own hard-nosed male cousin, Shui Ta...and is caught between her morality and economic survival.
Blending acting with sophisticated puppetry and original music, The Good Person of Setzuan is Worcester State Theatre’s most ambitious production to date. It is directed by Adam Zahler, with scenic and lighting design by John H. Hood and costume design by Susan Johnson-Hood. The production’s puppetry consultant is Roxanna Myhrum, artistic director of Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline, Mass. The original music is composed and performed by Dan Outerson, a senior at Worcester State University. He is the lead singer and songwriter of his band Hard No. 9, which put together a demo for Capitol Records and was also featured in Relix Magazine.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for students, $10 for seniors, and $14 general admission. They are available at the Box Office (second floor of the Administration Building), at the Student Center Info Desk, or at the door.
For more information or to reserve tickets, call the Worcester State Theatre Info Line at 508-929-8843. For directions to Worcester State University and for a college map, go to www.worcester.edu/directions.