MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN

January 22 - February 3

By Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Ntozake Shange

Directed by Chivas Michael

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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 currently available to Krewe du Coeur members only. For more information on joining Krewe du Coeur, please contact Jenny Windstrup at jwindstrup@southernrep.com or by calling (504) 444-8208.

Performances
Wed Jan 22 @ 7:30
Thurs Jan 23 @ 7:30
Fri Jan 24 @ 7:30
Sat Jan 25 @ 7:30
Sun Jan 26 @ 3:00 (currently available to Krewe du Coeur members only)
Thurs Jan 30 @ 7:30
Fri Jan 31 @ 7:30
Sat Feb 1 @ 7:30
Sun Feb 2 @ 3:00
Mon Feb 3 @ 7:30

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Date: Jan 22 – Feb 3

Time:  Thurs-Sat: 7:30PM 

Sun Matinee: 3:00PM

Southern Rep

Phone:  504-522-6545

Directed by: Chivas Michael

Written by: Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Ntozake Shange

Southern Rep

2541 Bayou Road
New Orleans, LA 70119

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