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Apr 2 - 21 2024

The Good Person of Setzuan

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Three Gods come to the city of Setzuan looking for one good person. They cross paths with Shen Te, a downtrodden young woman trying to lead a “good” life amid the chaotic thrum and bustle of the shantytown. She offers the Gods shelter and, in return, they reward Shen Te with money that is intended as both a gift and a test. Shen Te initially attempts to maintain her charitable nature, but the hectic life of the city combined with the mounting needs of her neighbors lead her to assume an uncompromising alter ego who becomes consumed by the Gods’ challenge. The Good Person of Setzuan dares audiences to question what it means to be good and who gets to adjudicate right from wrong.

Working from an adaptation by playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Bertolt Brecht’s classic parable is retold and radically reclaimed through the vision of director Justin Jain with original live music and members of the Wilma HotHouse Acting Company.

 

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Show Type
ClassicsDramaPhilly Theatre Week
Accessibility
Assistive Listening Systems
Audio Description Available
Closed Captioning
Large Print Programs
Relaxed Performances
Wheelchair Accessible

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The Wilma Theater
265 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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