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Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertholt Brecht

Biographical material framed the play, particularly Brecht's appearance before the House-Un-American Activities in the country where he had written Chalk Circle. The production concentrated on the enthusiastic theatricality of an amateur company of performing peasants, before darkening the tone as the story progressed. The play ended with news broadcasts where children had been used as pawns in wars and conflicts.
Mitch Mitchelson