Mother Courage and Her Children
opens March 28th at Live Arts, downstage, the big stage, with Fran Smith [a Live Arts founder] playing the title character. Mother Courage was written in 1939 by the German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht
— one of the heroes of modern theatre. This play is often considered the greatest anti-war play of all times. And now, Live Arts presents a new translation/adaptation by one of the greatest living English playwrights, David Hare
If you can you image a time where war dominates the headlines, where economies hinge on that very war, and where the men in power say the war is necessary, yet won’t fight themselves – if you can image that – you might just find yourself among friends at Live Arts over the next month.
Satch Huizenga directs Mother Courage at Live Arts and we stole a few minutes of his time to ask how this 59 year old play remains timeless.
@ Live Arts March 28 to April 19, 2008
LiveArts.com or Box Office: 434-977-4177
[ photo: Fran Smith and Ron Hasson in Mother Courage and her Children at Live Arts – (c) Will Kerner ]