Juilliard Drama presents Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage'Back to Performance Calendar
DateFeb 17, 2019
Tickets $20; non-Juilliard students $10
VenueStephanie P. McClelland Drama Theater
AddressThe Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St., New York, NY 10023
Richard Hamburger, Director
Considered one of the great plays of the 20th century, Mother Courage and Her Children was written right after Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939. While responding to immediate events, Brecht set the play during the brutal Thirty Years War of 1618-1648 which engulfed almost all of Europe. Though it was published in English in 1941 the play did not reach Broadway until 1963 in the memorable production directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Anne Bancroft.