University of Evansville Theatre Presents MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN in May Studio Theatre

Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The University of Evansville Department of Theatre opens Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, adapted by Tony Kushner, Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the May Studio Theatre. The show continues with performances at 7:30 p.m. on March 20-24, as well as at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 25.

Through the ruins of war, the indomitable Mother Courage carries her family and her wagon full of goods, incessantly struggling to compromise the roles of both mother and businesswoman. Brilliant frustration, black comedy, and tragic loss ensue. Widely considered to be Brecht’s best work, Mother Courage and her Children tells the story of a woman fighting for life in a world dependent on death.

Jake Sellers, a senior from Fort Branch, Ind., serves as the director of the production. The
cast includes Davis Cowart, from Bronwood, Ga.; Ethan A. Davenport, from Minneapolis, Minn.; Trevor Guyton, from Mill Valley, Calif.; Liam Johnson, from Wardsboro, Vt.; Hannah Mattingly, from Louisville, Ky.; Fiona Peterson-Quinn from Lincoln, Ill.; Jack Russel, from Montgomery, Texas.; Hannah Stevens, from Arlington, Texas.; Claire Tumey, from Henderson, Ky.; Blake Ware, from Evansville, Ind.; and Braden Wilkerson, from Fort Worth, Texas.

The creative team for Mother Courage and her Children includes scenic design by junior
Cassy Spaduzzi, from San Antonio, Texas; costume design by junior Becca Updyke, from Denver, Colo.; lighting design by Assistant Professor of Theatre Stephen Boulmetis; projection design by senior Baxter Pitt from Dallas, Texas; sound design by sophomore Sidney McCarty, from Clarksville, Tenn.; the dramaturg is senior, Renée Voteau, from St. Louis, Mo., and the stage manager is senior Melia Schnefke, from St. Louis, Mo.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE
students may pick up their free student rush ticket beginning at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the
performance they wish to attend. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to make
reservations by calling 812–488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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