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Carthage Theatre Presents: Mother Courage and her Children

Time: 7:30pm CST November 11

Location: Wartburg Theatre in the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences

The Carthage Theatre Department presents the dark satire “Mother Courage and her Children” Nov. 3-11 in Wartburg Theatre.

Told over the course of 12 years, this story follows Mother Courage and her three children: the proud and bold Eilif, her eldest son; Swiss Cheese, her simple and honest son; and Kattrin, her mute but selfless daughter. Mother Courage makes her living during the Thirty Years’ War, a bloody battle between Catholics and Protestants in the crumbling Holy Roman Empire. Despite being decidedly against the war, she profits from it as she travels throughout Europe selling supplies to soldiers. However, as she finds herself traveling deeper into the war, tragedy strikes her family. Mother Courage must continue on, doing whatever it takes to survive the tribulations of her chaotic world. Considered to be one of the greatest anti-war plays of all time, this cautionary tale is deeply heartbreaking yet tragically comedic. As one of Bertolt Brecht’s greatest protests to the rise of fascism in 1930s Germany, “Mother Courage and Her Children” is a dark satire about the effect war has on the people living through it.

This Carthage production is directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr. 

The Wartburg Theatre is located inside the David A. Straz Center for the Natural and Social Sciences. 

Showtimes:
Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 — 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5 — 3 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9, Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 — 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:

Adults $14

Seniors (55+) $10

Students* $8

To purchase tickets, please visit carthage.edu/tickets 24/7 or call the Fine Arts Box Office 262-551-6661 Tuesday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

Carthage Faculty, Staff, and Student Complimentary Ticket(s) Policy
Carthage student and faculty/staff must present their Carthage ID cards and tickets are only available in-person at the Fine Arts Box office.  For more details about complimentary tickets, please visit carthage.edu/box-office.

  • Carthage students receive one (1) free ticket per event, not per night. If a student would like to see the event again, the student will pay at the student price.
  • Carthage non-theatre Faculty/Staff receive two (2) free tickets per event, one for them and someone to join them. If a faculty/staff would like to see the event after using the two free tickets, then the ticket would be at the adult price. The event’s manager may release additional tickets if available at their discretion.
  • Faculty and Students in the cast/crew for the show will receive comps per the standing departmental policy.
  • Carthage students with declared majors or minors in Theatre, Music Theatre, and Dance may get a free single (1) rush tickets for themselves 10 minutes prior to curtain as long as tickets are available.
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Location: Wartburg Theatre in the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Natural and Social Sciences