Mother Courage & Her Children

Director's Notes:
Mother Courage is one of nine plays that Bertolt Brecht wrote in an attempt to counter the rise of Fascism and Nazism. In response to the invasion of Poland by the German armies of Adolf Hitler in 1939, Brecht wrote Mother Courage in what writers call a "white heat"—in a little over a month. Often billed as an anti-war play, Mother Courage depicts the harshness of a war-torn world and the effects it has on the morals and conduct of those caught in its influence. I chose this play because of its interesting style, strong characters, and intense situations. It was a joy to work with these talented young people who have dedicated so much time and energy to making this play as well as The Caucasian Chalk Circle – The Bruin High Players’ production being performed alongside Mother Courage – realities. I am very proud of their accomplishments.