The Good Soul of Szechwan

Bertolt Brecht: The Good Soul of Szechwan

Play in two acts

Director: Michal Dočekal
Music: Paul Dessau

From 13 October 2012

Starring Enikő Eszenyi, Tamás Lengyel, Béla Fesztbaum, Máté Mészáros, Péter Telekes and Áron Molnár and more

The play is one of Bertolt Brecht\\\'s most popular and enduring works. Three gods come to earth in search of a thoroughly good person and encounter Shen Teh, a good-hearted but penniless prostitute, who offers them shelter. Rewarded with enough money to open a tobacco shop. \"Angel of the Slums\" Shen Teh soon becomes so overwhelmed by the demands of people seeking assistance that she invents a male alter ego, \"Tobacco King\" Shui Ta, to deal ruthlessly with the business of living in an evil world. The Good Person of Szechwan is a masterpiece of minimalist design and elegance that considers the fundamental qualities of human nature and social mores.
The play is directed by Michal Dočekal, who is the present artistic director of the National Theatre in Prague.