Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertold Brecht with a new translation by Eric Bentley directed by Carin Bratlie
The town of Setzuan has only one inhabitant who is truly good—the prostitute, Shen Te—and the gods decide to grant her a better life as a test of her kindness. The town soon takes advantage of her generosity, and every new blessing that comes to Shen Te threatens to reduce her to a mere commodity. She creates Sui Ta, a cold and unfeeling alter-ego, to enact the awful decisions she cannot. But balance is not easily kept, it is impossible to please everybody, and Shen Te will literally be put on trial by the gods for the sin of being nothing more than human.