by Bertolt Brecht
translated by Tony Kushner
directed by Emilie Whelan
Considered by many to be the greatest play of the 20th century, Bertolt Brecht's music-infused drama, translated by Tony Kushner, explores the mechanisms that perpetuate war through the experiences of one embattled woman and her family, directed by Emilie Whelan (A Streetcar Named Desire, Waiting for Lefty).
Amid the scarcity of war, Mother Courage earns her nickname by breaking through a line of cannon fire to save a cart of bread.
Determined to profit from the conflict, she battles her way through year after year of an endless war as violence, manipulation, death—and spoils—accumulate around her.
Brecht’s hugely theatrical masterpiece unearths the true cost of conflict—and asks whether cycles of violence can ever be broken.
Performances: Feb 8 - Mar 3
Location: Lisser Hall - Mills College, Kapiolani Road, Oakland, CA 94613
Tickets: $15-45 online, pay-what-you-can at door Theatre Bay Area members can reserve their complimentary tickets for shows on 2/8 through 2/17 (excluding Opening Night on 2/9) by using this code.
Mother Courage And Her Children Ubuntu Theater Project, Oakland
2/8 - 2/17