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MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN

Poet-Playwright Ntozake Shange (FOR COLORED GIRLS) adapted Bertolt Brecht’s classic drama in 1980, transposing the action from Europe during the Thirty Years …

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Singing in the Dark Times

Featuring members of the Southern Rep Acting Company, SINGING IN THE DARK TIMES is an evening of selected readings from several of Brecht’s and Shange’s transformational and groundbreaking works. This event will celebrate the legacy and artistry…

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MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN

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?

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Now in its ninth season, New Orleans’ only live, ongoing soap opera is more hilariously histrionic than ever! Join in on the family drama…

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Rent Our Space!

With 3 unique spaces, Southern Rep Theatre has something for every event and individual. Large or small, casual or corporate – Southern Rep offers a central Mid-City location in the former St. Rose de Lima church, perfect for any meeting, presentation, party, wedding, or banquet.

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