In 1918, the great German writer and theatre director Bertolt Brecht composed his first full-length play, called Baal. The title character is a drunken, womanizing, brawling poet who destroys nearly everything, and everyone around him. Now, Baal has inspired a new off-Broadway production, called Clive. Ethan Hawke directs it – and stars as its poisonous title character. He joins us to talk about the role -- and perform songs from the production alongside violinist Dana Lyn. We're also joined by the show's playwright, Jonathan Marc Sherman, who stars in it as well. The show runs through Saturday at the Acorn Theater.
Hear Ethan Hawke and Dana Lyn play the Townes van Zandt song "No Place To Fall":