The Good Person of Szechwan
Sheffield Theatres – 2022
In this adaptation of Brecht’s satire set in modern China, the kind-hearted and penniless Shen Te is rewarded with a life-changing sum of money after offering hospitality to three Gods on a mission to find a Good Person. Shen Te opens a tobacco shop with the money, but when the whole neighbourhood comes knocking, she finds out that the Gods’ gift comes with strings attached, and that in today’s capitalist society, money won’t buy her happiness. Will Shen Te be able to stay a good person if she wants to flourish in this world?