UCSB’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” was big, richly detailed and thoroughly enjoyable. A huge otherworldly set took us from a palace to snowy mountains and back again. The story goes from revolution to marrying a dead man who isn’t, being on the run from regime soldiers and fighting to keep a child you’ve raised, but isn’t yours. The first half of Brecht’s sprawling play is grim but still uplifting and the second is filled with what seems like buffoonery, but is really about wisdom, redemption and justice being served. The play is long, but this production galloped right along and didn’t feel like long, brimming with wondrous sights and superb acting. Hats off to director Simon Williams and the Theater & Dance Department!