Prepare to play a part

ANYONE thinking of attending the latest production by HND acting and performance students at Dundee College should prepare to find themselves under the spotlight.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle at The Space will include some audience participation. A highly-regarded example of Bertold Brecht’s epic theatre, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, is set in Soviet Russia towards the end of the second world war.

A servant girl who has sacrificed everything to protect an abandoned child has to confront the boy’s biological mother in a legal contest over who deserves to keep him. Presiding over the case, a comical judge calls on an ancient tradition – the chalk circle – to resolve the dispute.

A total of 18 students are taking part in the production which not only offers them a chance to show off their acting skills but their musicality as well as the students have written their own score and will perform it in the shape of a small ukulele orchestra.

Adapted by Frank McGuinness, The Caucasian Chalk Circle runs from Wednesday to Friday, December 12 to 14. Curtain 7.30 p.m, tickets free at the door 30 minutes before the show. Because the play will be presented in the round capacity is reduced to 90 seats. The show does contain some mild adult language and may not be suitable for small children.