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Event Series: Hunter Theater Department Presents: Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht directed by Shadi Gaheri at the The Frederick Loewe Theatre
Hunter Theater Department Presents: Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht directed by Shadi Gaheri at the The Frederick Loewe Theatre
Mar 25, 2020 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mother Courage is one of nine plays that Brecht wrote in resistance to the rise of Fascism and Nazism. In response to the invasion of Poland by the German armies of Adolf Hitler in 1939, Brecht wrote Mother Courage in what writers call a "white heat"—in a little over a month.
The play is not set in modern times but during the Thirty Years' War of 1618–1648, which involved all the European states. It follows the fortunes of Anna Fierling, nicknamed Mother Courage, a wily canteen woman with the Swedish Army, who is determined to make her living from the war. Over the course of the play, she loses all three of her children, Schweizerkas, Eilif, and Kattrin, to the very war from which she tried to profit.
Open to Everyone
The Kaye Playhouse
- The Frederick Loewe Theatre
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10065 United States + Google Map
The entrance is on East 68th St. between Park and Lexington Avenues, near Lexington