Distinguished Brecht Scholar Helms Student Production at UArts

'The Good Person of Szechwan' will be performed Nov. 11 - 19 at the Arts Bank Theater

November 4, 2011

"The Good Person of Szechwan," one of the best-known works by German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, will be presented by the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts November 11 - 19 at the Arts Bank Theater (601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia). The play is directed by Dr. Heinz-Uwe Haus, an internationally renowned director and one of the world's leading authorities on Brecht.

Featuring an ensemble of more than 20 students from the Brind School's Acting and Musical Theater programs that includes Acting junior Erin Carney in the title role, "Szechwan" tells the story of the prostitute, Shen Te, who has the good fortune to receive an unexpected windfall. When she tries to use her newfound riches to live as a "good person," she finds that no good deed goes unpunished. Despite the purity of her intentions to live a good life, she is forced to resort to a devious trick to achieve her desired goals.

Educated and trained in Germany, Haus began his long artistic and academic career at the Deutsches Theatre Berlin. He is a founding member of the East German Directing Institute and head of its Directing department. In addition to his work in Germany, he has directed for the national theaters of Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and worked with companies from Chile, Finland, Italy, South Korea, Canada and the USA. His productions have appeared in festivals throughout Europe.

Tickets can be reserved at tickets.uarts.edu and further information is available at 215-717-6499.

Performance Schedule
Friday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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