The Good Person of Szechuan

Production still for "The Good Person of Szechuan". L-R: Josh Price, Emily Milledge, Genevieve Giuffre (top), Aljin Abella, Richard Pyros, Bert LaBonté, Daniel Frederiksen. Photographer: Pia Johnson

The Good Person of Szechuan

By Bertolt Brecht

27 June 2014 – 20 July 2014 Merlyn Theatre

New translation by Tom Wright

Malthouse Theatre,

Classic Translation New Adaptation Theatre

In the hands of avant-garde Chinese theatre-maker Meng Jinghui, Bertolt Brecht’s morality play about the exploitative power of capitalism will erupt as a cross-cultural, and entirely contemporary, theatre experience.

Also toured to Beijing (29 October - 1 November), and Shanghai (4-5 November).

 

"MENG'S WORKS, EACH MORE STUNNING THAN THE LAST, ALL BEAR THE MARK OF A MENG-STYLE PASSION ABOUT LIFE, REBELLION, HUMOUR, AND SATIRE. HIS ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE EARNED HIM A REPUTATION OF BEING BOTH POPULAR AND AVANT-HARDE, A RARE FEAT IN THE WORLD OF ART."

— Beijing Review

 

"REMINDS US OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN, WHEN, LIFE SHEN TEI, OUR BEST THEATRE ARTISTS DON'T LET COMMERCIAL CONCERNS EMPTY OUT A WORK'S RICHNESS OF SOUL."

— The New Yorker

Production still for "The Good Person of Szechuan". L-R: Genevieve Morris, Emily Milledge, Richard Pyros (lying), Genevieve Giuffre. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "The Good Person of Szechuan". L-R: Daniel Frederiksen, Josh Price. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Production still for "The Good Person of Szechuan". L-R: Emily Milledge, Josh Price, Moira Finucane, Genevieve Morris. Photographer: Pia Johnson
Costume design rendering 'Shen Te' (c) Marg Horwell
Costume design rendering 'Shui Ta' (c) Marg Horwell
Costume design rendering (c) Marg Horwell
Costume design rendering (c) Marg Horwell
Costume design rendering 'Yang Sun' (c) Marg Horwell
Costume design rendering 'Policeman' (c) Marg Horwell
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Production still for "The Good Person of Szechuan". L-R: Genevieve Morris, Emily Milledge, Richard Pyros (lying), Genevieve Giuffre. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "The Good Person of Szechuan". L-R: Daniel Frederiksen, Josh Price. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Production still for "The Good Person of Szechuan". L-R: Emily Milledge, Josh Price, Moira Finucane, Genevieve Morris. Photographer: Pia Johnson

Costume design rendering 'Shen Te' (c) Marg Horwell

Costume design rendering 'Shui Ta' (c) Marg Horwell

Costume design rendering (c) Marg Horwell

Costume design rendering (c) Marg Horwell

Costume design rendering 'Yang Sun' (c) Marg Horwell

Costume design rendering 'Policeman' (c) Marg Horwell

Cast

Josh Price

Josh Price

Actor (Melbourne only)

Genevieve Giuffre

Genevieve Giuffre

Actor (Melbourne only)

Aljin Abella

Aljin Abella

Actor

Sheridan Harbridge

Actor (China only)

Nathan Lovejoy

Actor (China only)

Creatives

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Playwright

Tom Wright

Tom Wright

Adaptor

Richard Vabre

Richard Vabre

Lighting Designer

Lisa Osborn

Lisa Osborn

Stage Manager

Marg Horwell

Marg Horwell

Set Designer, Costume Designer

Felix Ching Ching Ho

Felix Ching Ching Ho

Assistant Director

Jinghui Meng

Jinghui Meng

Director

Lyndie  Li Wan Po

Lyndie Li Wan Po

Assistant Stage Manager

Nina Wei

Translator

Pete Goodwin

Sound Designer

Acknowledgements

Proudly supported by Maureen and Tony Wheeler, Playking Foundation, and Sidney Myer Fund.