TheatreWorks presents “The Caucasian Chalk Circle”


The Illinois College TheatreWorks presents Bertolt Brecht’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” directed by Nancy Taylor Porter, opening on Saturday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. in McGaw Fine Arts Center’s Sibert Theatre.

Brecht wrote the musical play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” as an exile finding haven in America during World War II. He was concerned about how war benefits the rich, the contractors and those who can gain power by it but often hurts the common folk. Nobility and heroism in this play are found not in the upper classes but in a servant with a good heart who does what is right at great personal peril.

The dates for this production are Saturday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 7, through Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 10, at 2 p.m. To reserve tickets please call the Illinois College TheatreWorks Box Office at 217.245.3471 or click here. General public tickets are $7. Admission is free for Illinois College students, faculty and staff, and MacMurray College students.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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