Eric Bass/Sandglass Theater
The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

The Public Theater
September 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Directed by Eric Bass
Music by Ralph Denzer
Puppet Manipulation directed by Ines Zeller Bass
Musical Direction by Ralph Denzer and Johanna Logren
Lightning Design by Vesa Ellilä
Technical Director/Stage Manager: Finn Campman
Wagon Construction by Jim Chevalier/Chevalier Carriages
Production Assistants: Amy Davis, Aaron Kahn
Administrator for Sandglass Theater: Nancy Luscombe

Puppets, masks, props, costumes and wagon-set pieces appearing in this show were created by the production team gathered by the Caravan Farm Theater, Armstrong, British Columbia, for its 1995 production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Directed by Eric Bass

Principle designers include:
Masks: Melody Anderson
Puppets: Cathy Stubington, Zampopo Flores
Costumes: Rick Holloway
Wagon painting: Molly March Props: Rick Holloway, Michael Wolsky
Design team coordinator: Cathy Stubington

The Caucasian Chalk Circle is performed by:
Neil Maffin (Simon)*
Susan Myers (An Ironshirt)
Bradley Poster (An Ironshirt)
Jennifer Rohn (Grusha)*
Robert Vincent Smith (Azdak)*
Shoshna Bass (Michael)
Johanna Logren (Musician)
Tuomas Logren (Musician)
*Actors Equity Association members

Joanna and Tuomas Logren performed the music for Eric Bass¹ first production of the Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Helsinki City Theater, January 1995. Vesa Ellilä did the lightning design for that production. They join this production as guests of Sandglass Theater.

SANDGLASS THEATER began in 1982 after Eric Bass left Jean Erdman¹s Theater of the Open Eye to create his first solo performance. After winning several international puppetry awards, Mr. Bass and his wife, Ines Zeller Bass, created the Sandglass Theater. There he conceived, designed and performed in the Sandglass Heaven Trilogy: Sand, Invitations to Heaven and The Village Child. In 1991, Mr. Bass was awarded the Figurentheater Prize of the City of Erlangen, Germany, for his contributions to the field of puppet theater. Ines Zeller Bass also created two fullstage children¹s productions for Sandglass Theater. Her The Box Show toured to Lincoln Center, upstate New York, Germany, Finland, Japan, France, and Spain.