Monday, Feb 3, 7:30-9:30 PM

Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht

Southern Rep Theatre
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MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN By Bertolt Brecht Translated by Ntozake Shange Directed by Chivas Michael January 22 - February 3 Performances: Wed - Sat 7:30PM (Sun 3:00PM) Cost: $28 - $45 Regional Premiere 10 Performances Only! Poet-Playwright Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls) adapted Bertolt Brecht’s classic drama in 1980, transposing the action from Europe during the Thirty Years War to the American Southwest after the Civil War. Mother Courage struggles to survive the war by profiting from it, but ends up paying the ultimate cost. The play, which earned Shange an Obie Award, has never been published or performed since its premiere at the Public Theater in 1980. Now pulled from the archives at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library for this production, Shange’s adaptation puts a uniquely American spin on Brecht’s classic drama that forces us to ask how, in the darkest of times, do we survive with our humanity intact? Featuring the Southern Rep Theatre Acting Company, the cast of MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN will include Sarah Nanusubuga as Mother Courage, Ily Bernabel, Leland Ensminger, Joe Fredo, Rahim Glaspy, LaKesha Glover, Mack Guillory, Rodney Graham, Donald Lewis, Mona Naswari, Josef Pons, Elexis Selmon, Olivia Ros, and Lawrence Weber. Sunday, January 26, 2020 is a special opening matinee performance and tickets are currently not on sale. If you would like to attend this special performance, please contact Patron Services Manager Kaylene Torregrossa at kaylene@southernrep.com or 504-522-6545. Artwork by Langston Allston ------- Tickets & information at southernrep.com. A limited number of $10 rush tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance. Discounts are always available for students, seniors, theatre and service industry, teachers, and Blue Star Families, as well as for subscribers and their guests. Box Office: 504-522-6545 / boxoffice@southernrep.com