produced by Paper Chairs
written by Bertolt Brecht
directed by Dustin Wills
assistant directed by Keri Boyd
scenic design by Lisa Laratta
costumes by Benjamin Taylor Ridgway
lighting by Natalie George
technical direction by Mason Baker and Dorian Robison
original music by Rob Greenfield and Andy Tindall
Bertolt Brecht’s first play, Baal, drags its audience deep into a body of youthful desires and complete moral abandon. Written in 1918, when Brecht was 20 years old – Baal unfolds in fragments; like a piecemeal of the nearly forgotten events of a drunken evening. It tells the story of our poet-musician and title character, Baal, fleeing the civilized world to live the extreme life somewhere in the forest finding plenty of people and pursuits to indulge his insatiable appetite for experience. The themes coursing through this text are especially pressing today: emerging adulthood, substance abuse, nature’s destruction, homosexuality, and exploration of the body.
Featuring performances by Gabriel Luna, Chase Crossno, Joey Hood, Kelli Bland, Robert Pierson, Sonnet Blanton, Noel Gaulin, Michael Amendola, Adriene Mishler, Elizabeth Doss, Kimberly Adams, and Jacob Trussell
Photography by Derrek Fore
Paper Chairs presents from Dustin Wills on Vimeo.