La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

66 East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p

The Foundry Theatre’s Good Person of Szechwan

February 1 – February 24, 2013

**Please note that there will be NO LATE SEATING for this show**

The waitlist starts at one hour before the curtain time. You have to be present at the Box Office to sign up.


Here is a show that must be seen, must, must, must!”
- New York Times

“Utterly outstanding revival…[Taylor Mac ] gives one of the contemporary theatre’s more unforgettable performances”
- The New Yorker

“Genuinely curious about Brecht’s cutting questions rather than smug about any imagined answers…an entertainingly serious foray into Brechtland.” (4 Stars)
- Time Out NY

“[deBessonet] and her cast and crew manage to wipe the didactic dust off this “classic” playwright…Mac and his resounding voice are mesmerizing”
- Backstage

Can we practice goodness and create a world to sustain it?  In Brecht’s comic and complex play, this question is raised by one of his most entertaining characters — Shen Tei the good-hearted, penniless, cross-dressing prostitute, who is forced to disguise herself as a savvy businessman named Sui Ta so she can master the ruthlessness needed to be a “good person” in a brutal world.

With Taylor Mac, “one of the most exciting theater artists of our times” (Time Out NY), as Shen Tei/Sui Ta and live music by “indie rock vaudevillians” (Spin magazine) César Alvarez & The Lisps, director Lear deBessonet brings this classic theatrical parable to life for the 21st century.

By Bertolt Brecht
A The Foundry Theatre production
Directed by Lear deBessonet
with Taylor Mac as Shen Tei
Music by César Alvarez with The Lisps

Website: The Foundry Theatre

Tuesday-Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30pm & 7:30pm
No show: Sunday, February 3
Additional show: Monday, February 4 at 7:30pm


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