New York, NY @ Connelly Theater – Feb 16th-Mar 6th, 2010
"...a tableau of unanticipated dexterity." – BACKSTAGE
"...boosts us from amused disbelief into bewildered admiration and delight." – TIME OUT NY
"...challenging, exciting and iconic" – LET'S TALK OFF BROADWAY
In a warn-torn landscape populated by an absurd cornucopia of characters on bicycles, a mother desperately tries to survive. Her tools? Laughter, sex, money, her children and an unhealthy obsession with Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music. This collaboration between NAATCO and Theater Mitu merges abstractions of Musical Theater, Peking Opera and German Cabaret for a radical new take on Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children. Filled with songs and live music composed by Adam Cochran (for which he received a nomination for a Drama Desk Award for outstanding music in a play), the piece explores survival, greed, humor and the heartbreak that sits at the core of Brecht’s masterpiece.
INSPIRED BY: Brecht's Mother Courage and her ChildrenSET DESIGN: Justin NestorLIGHTING DESIGN: Kate AshtonCOSTUME DESIGN: Candida K. NicholsORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS AND LIVE MUSIC: Adam CochranSTAGE MANAGER: Irena CumbowASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Jenny LogicoASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Randi Kleiner
Mia Katigbak, Jon Norman Schneider, Nikki Calonge, Orville Mendoza, Marcus Ho, Brian Hirono, Nathan Elam and Bushra Laskar