“Mother Courage” play at the Rogue Theaterby Carolyn Classen on Jan. 08, 2013, under Arts, Life
Directed by Joseph McGrath
January 10–27, 2013
Thursday–Saturday 7:30 P.M., Sunday 2:00 P.M.
plus a Saturday 2:00 P.M. Matinee January 26
Musical Preshow begins 15 minutes before curtain
Discussion with the cast and director follows all performances
The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y
300 East University Boulevard
Free Off-Street Parking
Pamela Shack and Summer Milender,
In what many regard as Brecht’s masterpiece, Mother Courage profiteers from a constant state of war, as she loses her children to it one by one. Her cynical manipulation of the miseries of others robs her of her title, and at the play’s end she is mother to no one. Written in a burst of energy after the invasion of Poland, it is one of our principal ruminations on the nature of war
I’ve seen a production of this play elsewhere, and it’s very dark but powerful. Since we are still in a war in Afghanistan, it is very timely about the ravages of war.
The Rogue Theater just won a 2012 National Theater Company Award (only 10 in the country). Click here for the AZPM Channel 6 TV show about this award presented by the American Theater Wing.