Happening in December
Arts at Seattle U & The Merc Playhouse
and Her Children
by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Rosa Joshi
Featuring The Merc's Artistic Director,
Ki Gottberg as Mother Courage
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Saturday, December 2nd
Adults $18 Reserved, $16 general admission
Youth 18 and under $7 Reserved, FREE general admission & FREE dinner
(learn more here)
It’s wartime and a fierce, indomitable woman fights to make a living and keep her family alive. With one son who is too daring, one son who is too honest and a daughter who stays mute, Mother Courage chases profit and does whatever it takes to survive the nightmare of war. Considered one of the great anti-war plays ever written, Brecht’s masterpiece is brutal, funny, sad and unrelenting as it scrutinizes the impact of war on ordinary people. Featuring Ki Gottberg in the titular role and guest artist, Andrew Litzky, artistic director of Theatre Simple, as the Cook.
WARNING: Mother Courage contains language for mature audiences.
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Meet the Herdmans: the worst kids in the history of the world who come from the wrong side of the tracks. When they attend church one Sunday for the free dessert, they decide they want to be in annual Christmas Pageant but they don’t even know the story of Christmas! From there, it all goes downhill for Mrs. Bradley, who bravely attempts to direct the lying, cheating, hitting family of miscreants. After a series of insane debacles, including a church fire, Mrs. Bradley and her community watch in surprise as the same old Christmas story is rejuvenated by the creativity, energy, and unexpected sincerity of a misunderstood young family.
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