“I Won't Let You Spoil My War For Me”,
says Mother Courage
“War Feeds People Better” 

The InPlayers Presents
Mother Courage and Her Children
by Bertolt Brecht

Directed by Svarupa

1 - 3 December 8.00pm
4 December 2.00pm

Polanentheater, Polanenstraat 174, Amsterdam

Tickets:
Door Price: €16
Students, Members, CJP: €12
Groups of 10 or more: €10

 

About the play

Mother Courage is the tale of one of the longest road trips ever written. She and her children travel along in their canteen cart in the baggage section of both the winning and the losing armies, changing their supposed identities from Lutheran to Catholic and back again in order to survive. Selling boots and brandy to either side. When last heard from Mama was still lean and mean, still struggling forwards in the wake of the retreating Swedish army, determined to stay in business.

Brecht's quintessential shape-shifter and archetypical survivor is the embodiment of what humans are capable of enduring: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Journey with us as Mother and her children break through boundaries to navigate the betrayals and brutalities of war.

The InPlayers is an English Language Theatre Group. What is unique about our work comes directly from our wildly eclectic points of view. Although the language of a piece may be English, the performance always expresses a unique world view.

Bring Your Courage.....

Cast

Andy Cowie............................................................One-Eye/First Lieutenant
Annika Groeneveld..................................................................Mother Courage
Brian Ligthart..................................................................................Farmer's Son
Cristina Rotariu..........................................................................................Kattrin
Daniel Hillel-Tuch............................................................................................Eilif
Francis Cox...........................................................................Recruiting Officer
Freek Wouters................................................................................First Soldier
Frieda Jacobowitz......................................................................Farmer's Wife
Joao (Jon) Calado........................................................................................Clerk
Johan Statius Muller.......................................................................Commander
Keith Day.......................................................................................................Cook
Ken Kitchen............................................................................Second Sergeant
Leo Kogan..................................................................................Second Soldier
Mike Williams........................................................................................Chaplain
Nick O'Hear................................................................................First Sergeant
Paddy O'Connell.....................................................................................Colonel
Shane Wolf Pheil........................................................................Swiss Cheese
Shirley Blake..............................................................................................Yvette
Terrence Sinclair......................................................................................Farmer
Yann Belin............................................................................Young Man/Voice
Yvette Supraski...................................................................Wounded woman

 

Crew

Alli Wallace..............................................................................Stage Manager
Sherilyn Caudle...................................................Assistant Stage Manager
Rachel Gorman............................................................................Sound Design
Lawrence James Bailey and Espen Strandhagen.....................Set Design
Giorgi Correa Rossi...............................................................Costume Design
Sherilyn Caudle........................................................................Makeup Design
Jon Ricker..................................................................................Lighting Design
........................Lawrence James Bailey, Espen Strandhagen, Alli Wallace,
and Sherilyn Caudle..................................................................................Props
Laurens van der Klis........................................Music Director/Accompanist
Meriel Overloop, George Hansel, and Sherilyn Caudle...............Publicity
Meriel Overloop and Frieda Jacobowitz.................................................Book
Polly Perkins................................................................................Front of House
Yann Belin..............................................................................................Run Crew

 

Gallery images courtesy of Arjen Veldt Fotographie