A Play On War

INSPIRED BY BRECHT'S MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
A World Premiere
Conceived and Directed by Rubén Polendo
Written by Jenny Connell
In collaboration with the National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO)
Winter 2010

In a warn-torn landscape populated by an absurd cornucopia of characters on bicycles, a mother desperately tries to survive. Her tools? Laughter, sex, money, her children and an unhealthy obsession with Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music. This collaboration between NAATCO and Theater Mitu merges abstractions of Musical Theater, Peking Opera and German Cabaret for a radical new take on Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children.  Filled with songs and live music composed by Adam Cochran (for which he received a nomination for a Drama Desk Award for outstanding music in a play), the piece explores survival, greed, humor and the heartbreak that sits at the core of Brecht's masterpiece.

Set Design: Justin Nestor
Lighting Design: Kate Ashton
Costume Design: Candida K. Nichols
Original Compositions and Live Music: Adam Cochran
Stage Manager: Irena Cumbow
Assistant Stage Manager: Jenny Logico
Assistant Director: Randi Kleiner
Cast: Mia Katigbak, Jon Norman Schneider, Nikki Calonge, Orville Mendoza,
Marcus Ho, Brian Hirono, Nathan Elam and Bushra Laskar

 

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