“A Man's A Man” by Bertolt Brecht
Eric Bentley’s 1962 play A Man’s a Man, adapted from Bertolt Brecht’s 1926 play Mann Ist Mann, shifts the focus from Brecht’s 1926 work to provide a humorous yet focused social commentary on America’s involvement in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Cast members include John Heffernan as Galy Gay and Jenny Egan as Widow Begbick; Joseph Raposo provides piano accompaniment, and Eric Bentley narrates. Songs are interspersed with brief dialogue interludes. The liner notes provide information about the cast and Bentley’s interpretation and translation of Brecht’s work.