Good Person of Szechwan extends by two weeks

The Public Theater have extended their presentation of The Foundry Theatre's production of Bertolt Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan, by two weeks. The show will now run through to 08 Dec 2013.

Good Person of Szechwan opened at the Public's Martinson Theater on 29 Oct 2013, following previews from 18 Oct 2013, and was originally scheduled to close on 24 Nov 2013.

The show opened to mostly excellent reviews: Makes you remember why you love the theatre (newyorktheatreguide); Sublime (NY Times); Appeals to the eyes, ears & hearts (NYDN); A marvel of joyful heart & lo-fi ingenuity (NYP).

In Good Person of Szechwan Shen Tei (Taylor Mac), a good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Shui Ta to master the ruthlessness necessary to be a 'good person' in a cruel world of limited resources.

Directed by Lear deBessonet, the cast of Good Person of Szechwan stars Kate Benson (Mrs. Shin), Ephraim Birney (The Nephew), Vinie Burrows (God #1), Clifton Duncan (Grandfather, Yang Sun), Jack Allen Greenfield (Boy, Carpenter's Son), Brooke Ishibashi (The Woman), Paul Juhn (The Man, Mr. Shu Fu), Mia Katigbak (God #2), Lisa Kron, (Mrs. Mi Tzu. Mrs. Yang), Taylor Mac (Shen Tei), Mary Shultz (God #3), David Turner (Wang, Waiter) and Darryl Winslow (Unemployed Man, Carpenter, Policeman).

The Foundry Theater's production features a translation by John Willett, with original live music by César Alvarez and The Lisps.

The creative team includes set design by Matt Saunders, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design byTyler Micoleau, sound design by Brandon Wolcott, and choreography by Danny Mefford.

Taylor Mac and Clifton Duncan More production photos

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