|The Good Person of Szechuan|
cast and crew (L-R, from front to back): Rose Alexander, Kelly Johnson, Ralph Del Rosario,
Tyler Hayes, Karen Robinson; Kristen Smith, Maged Roushdi, Katie Cathell, Patrick Schweigert,
Jason Sokolic, Caty Bergmark, Sara Gosier, John Stewart; Johnny Boddie, Jim Wallace, Justin Cole,
Daniel Hilton, Sarah Matthews, Wallace Perry, Kevin Riddle, Jesse Eubanks, Rob Hadaway,
Mary Wolfson, Barbara Griffin
"The Joy of Giving" by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Lesley Lendrum
It surely is life's greatest joy
To give to those whose lot is hard
And with glad hands, impulsively
To scattersplendid gifts abroad.
Of one to whom we play the donors?
Behold his hands, o highest bliss
Encumbered with our gracious favours.
Nothing can give so keen a pleasure
As helping each and every one.
What I possess I cannot treasure
"The Mask of Evil" by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by H.R. Hays
On my wall hangs a Japanese carving
The mask of an evil demon, deocrated with gold lacquer.
Sympathetically I observe
The swollen veins of the forehead, indicating
What a strain it is to be evil.