The play follows a young prostitute, Shen Teh, as she struggles to lead a life that is “good” according to the terms of the morality taught by the gods and to which her fellow citizens of Szechwan pay no regard.
There are many themes presented in the work, however, the play implies that economic systems determine a society’s morality This theme is seen clearly when Shen Teh develops a male alter ego, Shui Ta. Her altruism results in conflicts with Shui Ta’s capitalist ethos of exploitation.
The play implies that economic systems determine a society’s morality.
Presented by Liberties College Performance Course, Bull Alley
Age Suitability 16 +
Duration: 120 minutes, One interval