Brecht Fest will feature F. Murray Abraham, Roberta Maxwell, Amanda Quaid, Elizabeth A. Davis and more Feb. 3, and the Feb. 10 event will feature Mary Testa, Elizabeth A. Davis, Jason Babinsky, Deb Radloff and more.
Classic Stage Company is currently presenting Brecht's A Man's A Man. Directed by Brian Kulick, the farce stars avant-garde performance artist Justin Vivian Bond (Kiki and Herb Alive On Broadway, Jukebox Jackie: Snatches of Jackie Curtis) as canteen proprietress Leokadia Begbick (a role originated by Brecht's wife Helene Weigel).
The production also features Jason Babinsky (The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Ghost) as Polly Baker, Allan K. Washington (Lost in the Stars, The Music Man) as Jeraiah Jip, Gibson Frazier (Mr. Burns, The Internationalist) as Galy Gay, Martin Moran (The Cradle Will Rock, Three Kinds of Exile) as Uriah Shelley, Steven Skybell (Pal Joey, Wicked) as Jesse Mahoney, Tony winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America, A View from the Bridge) as Bloody Five, Ching Valdes-Aran (The Wild Party, Macbeth) as Mr. Wang and Chris Murrah in the Ensemble.
Here's how the show is described: "In this early knockabout, anti-just-about-everything farce by Brecht, innocent dockworker Galy Gay in British Colonial India is rather unorthodoxly enlisted into Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, where he is 'dismantled like a car' and then reassembled into the ultimate fighting machine."
Tickets and more information are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or visiting classicstage.org.