Classic Stage Company transports Brecht's timeless play about war to the modern-day Congo, starring Kecia Lewis with a new score by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. More…
The indomitable 'Mother Courage' follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. She’ll do anything to hold onto her money-making wagon, even if it means the loss of her children. CSC's production of Brecht's classic tale of war, profit, and loss stars Kecia Lewis, with music by 'Spring Awakening' composer Duncan Sheik, and explores the modern day conflict in the Congo.
See it if you enjoy fantastic performances and a fresh take on a classic play (with new music by Duncan Sheik).
Don't see it if you're easily confused. I found parts of it hard to follow, but the story is still strong and riveting.
See it if Had the unfortunate experience of seeing Kecia Lewis in a preview. Good actress at a troubled stage in this production. She carried script
Don't see it if As a result she didn't connect to audience as best she could if she had more prep for this role. Sad circumstances
See it if You have seen other productions of this play to compare if this update works.
Don't see it if If you've never seen this masterpiece before and if you don't like shouting as a substitute for acting.
See it if you can be disturbed by the chaos of war and upset by man's loss of humanity.This is a powerful production of a compelling play made current
Don't see it if you are disturbed by the ugliness of human nature and destruction.If you wish to be entertained in a fluffy and pretty way and to avoid life
See it if u love Brecht (like I) & want to take in a rare (decent) production of a great play. You'll get a mere glimpse of what it could be here.
Don't see it if Well...I'd take the opportunity to see a Brecht masterpiece even tho it should have been better. The music for the songs -- bad, not tough.
See it if You like Brecht. The cast works hard. I saw it for Tonya Pinkins penultimate performance, and she was amazing as always.
Don't see it if The concept didn't work. It was sophomoric. Pinkins was right to leave.
See it if you want to see Brecht's play updated to the war in the Congo. The exposure to that war was interesting, but didn't quite work for me.
Don't see it if you are looking for an intense theater experience. This should have been, but not sure why it just didn't get there.
See it if Tonya Pinkins gave a riveting, compelling performance. The rest of this production was a dull mess.
Don't see it if The other actors ranged from competent to bafflingly inept. The music did not fit the play or the setting.
See it if you can't wait for a really good production of Brecht's masterpiece
Don't see it if you've read too much about Tonya's leaving the production and worry it will color your appreciation
See it if you like Brecht or you want to see an excellent lead performance from Kecia Lewis, and a lot of strong singing from multiple cast members.
Don't see it if you don't like Brecht or you will be bothered by an occasionally hard to follow narrative, due mainly to extensive cutting, I think.
See it if ...you like riveting, challenging theater. I saw it with Tonya Pinkins & I didn't understand her objections. I hear Kecia Lewis is superb!
Don't see it if ....you hate Brecht or want something mindless and easy to watch.
See it if If you're up for seeing an interesting attempt at an adaptation
Don't see it if You want a solid piece if theatre that is well paced as this is not. The actors are good, but the piece is a mess. The music hinders.
See it if You enjoy flawless acting, great staging and masterful directing
Don't see it if You consider Reality Shows clever and intelligent entertainment.
See it if you embrace unconventional interpretations of Brecht. The brilliant tragedy of this play comes across despite some unevenness.
Don't see it if It bothers you that the main actor is performing with a script. Kecia and the other cast are wonderful but they have not had enough time.
See it if you enjoy a new angle for a classic anti-war play, and/or you like Duncan Sheik's music
Don't see it if your family business is in the black market or you think carpet bombing is something you use when you get bed bugs
See it if you're interested in a classic being done very differently. Also, Michael Potts - he's always a reason to see something.
Don't see it if you can't sit through anything dense.
See it if Amidst all the drama, watching the team pull the (invisible) wagon to tell Brecht's most well known play is , in a way, inspiring.
Don't see it if If the Brechtian style and conventions aren't your cup of tea.
See it if ...you are a fan of Brecht, historical, political drama, terrific staging, acting and costumes, and a timeless,compelling story.
Don't see it if ...you dislike war profiteering.