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The Good Person of Setzuan – PRIMETIME SERIES

October 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2018
WED-SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2:00pm

By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Wendy Arons
Adapted by Tony Kushner
Directed by MFA candidate in Directing Ike Webster

Three Gods visit the earth to find just one mensch; one good person who will justify the world’s continuation.  No good person in Schun.  Kwan was a bust.  Maybe they will have better luck in Setzuan.  But how can a person be good while desperately struggling to make ends meet?  Shen Te must sell herself to get by.  Wang must sell water but can only do that if it’s not raining.  Rug sellers peddle their wares.  The Policeman instils his own order.  Will the Gods ever find their mensch?

Advisories: NO LATE SEATING. Show contains harsh language, sexual situations, simulated fog, and smoking effects.

The Good Person of Setzuan (Kushner, adapt.) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


$18 Regular
$16 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$15 UHAA Members
$13 Students
$8 UH Mānoa Students with valid ID*

Tickets available online at, by phone at 944.2697, at Campus Center, at Stan Sheriff Box Office, and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office (during open hours).


Pre-Show panel discussion on Wed, Oct 10 at 6:30pm in the theatre
Click here for more information the panel.

Post-Show Rap on Fri, Oct 12th




Publicity Photos

Wang the Water Seller holding out a bowl in The Good Person of Setzuan Shen Te staring off in The Good Person of Setzuan Shen Te sitting on the ground and Wang the Water Seller walking away from her in The Good Person of Setzuan Wang the Water Seller standing with his water carriers in The Good Person of Setzuan Wang the Water Seller and Shen Te touching hands in The Good Person of Setzuan

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