FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2007
Classic Play 'Mother Courage and Her Children' to be Presented
Is it right to profit from the misery of others during war? What if that profit was the only thing that kept you and your children alive? That dilemma comes to the main stage of the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center when Bertolt Brecht's classic play Mother Courage and Her Children sets up camp for a four-day run beginning Thursday, May 10.
Considered to be one of the most definitive anti-war plays of the twentieth century, Mother Courage and Her Children was written by Brecht in 1938 and portrays Mother Courage as she and her three children follow a Protestant regiment into the Thirty Years War of the 17th Century. While trying to keep her family alive, Mother Courage discovers a talent for business and becomes prosperous as a result of the suffering of others.
"Although the play is set in the 17th century, 'Mother Courage and Her Children' is truly a chronicle of all wars," said director Stephan Whelan. "It has a universal message that especially resonates in the world today."
Mother Courage opens Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m., shows again on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m., and closes with a 2 p.m. matinee show on Sunday, May 13. Tickets are $10 for adults, seniors and students with a current ID, and $5 for children under 12.
NOTE FOR EDITORS: A photo opportunity is available during the Wednesday, May 9 dress rehearsal, beginning at 7 p.m. Please contact the Public Information Office if you wish to attend.