General public adults - $8
CLA staff and students - $5
In post-WWII Georgia (the country, not the state), Grusha enjoys her work in the Governor's palace and looks forward to her upcoming wedding to Simon, one of the palace guards. Before the wedding, however, revolution comes to Georgia. Simon is sent off to fight, and Grusha must flee to her brother's home in the mountains, promising to wait faithfully until Simon returns from war. But circumstances are not always predictable, and Grusha finds herself forced to choose between the life she envisioned and a life of caring for a helpless baby. When Grusha chooses the baby, she is shunned by society and forced into a marriage she never wanted. The war ends, bringing home both Simon and the baby's biological mother. Ultimately, both Grusha's and the child's future will be decided by the test of the chalk circle.
Note: Recommended for ages 10 and up