Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Karla Baldwin
Mother Courage and Her Children is one of Brecht’s most well known and politically potent anti-war plays. Set during the 30 Years War from 1618 to 1648, the story follows Anna Frieling who is nicknamed Mother Courage, as she travels through Europe over a period of 12 years. During this time she loses all three of her children, Kattrin, Eilif and Swiss Cheese through their affiliation with the war. This tragedy is juxtaposed with Mother Courage’s career ambition and profiteering from the war as a trader and canteen woman. The 30+ roles will be performed by an ensemble of ten experienced actors well known in the area. Starring Christopher Coutant in the title role.