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Title, Premiere and Location


April 28 - June 4, 2000

Long Wharf Theater





Written By

Adapted by Alison Carey from Bertolt Brecht

As translated by Ralph Manheim

Produced in collaboration with Long Wharf Theatre
Choreographed by Sabrina Peck





The Good Person of New Haven, adapted from Brecht, was the final production of Long Wharf's 1999-2000 season and was created over three years in collaboration with hundreds of community residents. This adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s modern fable was created over three years in workshops involving hundreds of local residents, and set new standards for Cornerstone’s depth of community engagement. The production had a 48-performance run on Long Wharf’s main-stage.




Adapted by Alison Carey from Bertolt Brecht

Directed by Bill Rauch

Choreographed by Sabrina Peck

Sets Designed by Lynn Jeffries

Costumes Designed by David Zinn

Lights Designed by Tyler Micoleau

Sound Designed by Paul James

Composer - Shishir Kurup

Musical Arrangements by Richard Hill with Shishir Kurup

Musical Director - Richard Hill

Vocal Coach - Gillian Lane-Plescia

Production Stage Manager - Terry T. Terzakis

Assistant Stage Manager - Allison A. Lee

Assistant Stage Manager - Kevin E. Thompson




Quinn, a can collection Christopher Liam Moore
Angel 1 Peter Howard
Angel 2 Bill Kux
Angel 3 Chris Wells
Tyesha Shore, a good person Patrice Johnson
Prostitute/Waitress/Student Gracy Brown
Prostitute/Waitress/Student Adelaida Nunez
Prostitute/Waitress/Student Jennifer Ayres Weyburn
Mrs. Shin, a neighbor Carol A. Honda
Wife, Tyesha's former landlady and one of the family of eight Gloria J. Richardson
Nephew, one of the family of eight Joshua Harper
Husband, one of the family of eight Brian Nicholas Olivieri
Unemployed Man Daniel John Kelly
Carpenter Aaron Jafferis
Carpenter's Kid Joel Teron, Eva Simone Wilson
Brother, one of the family of eight Rodney Moore
Sister-in-Law, one of the family of eight Maritza Cordero
Ms. Cash, owner of the mini-mart Michele Massa
Grandfather, one of the family of eight Horace Little
Junior, one of the family of eight Mike Gaetano, Rosa Miller Polan
Step-Daughter, one of the family of eight Leididiana Casto Ortega
Woman in White Dana Elizabeth Fripp
Taiwo Highwater, Tyesha's cousin Patrice Johnson
Police Officer Armando Molina
Pipsqueak Christopher Dickerson, Danny Diaz
Pat, furniter shop owner William Graustein, Edi Jackson
Eddie, an unemployed trainman Raul E. Esparza
Henry, furniture store owner Milton R. Cohen
Mama, Eddie's mother Maritza Rosa
Reverend Marsh, a man with real estate Jeffrey V. Thompson
Priest Stephen J. Papa
Musiciains ~
Guitar, bass, sax Kenny "B'Well" Blackwell
Keyboard, trumpet, percussion Dwight Dickerson
Percussion Richard Hill
Bass Jeff McQuillan
Keyboard, percussion Y.MJ. David Yih



Comments by cast, crew, and other participants.

Subsequent Performances or Productions

Special Notes

Articles, Reviews, and other Links


Variety Article:



NY Times review:









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