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Mother Courage and Her Children - English Night

April 13, 2016
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Todd Theatre in Todd Union on the University of Rochester’s River Campus

The UR International Theatre Program commissions is first original theatrical score: a pop-rock version of Bertolt Brecht’s timely and powerful work, Mother Courage and her Children, about the brutality and sacrifice of war -- directed by Nigel Maister, with a new musical score by acclaimed up-and-coming composer, Matt Marks.  Brecht’s original play is considered the greatest anti-war play ever written and one of the towering achievements of 20th Century drama. Marks’s contemporary music, which mixes genres from rock to pop, imbues this superb drama about greed, hunger and the rapacity of conflict with a driving immediacy and explosive contemporary energy. Musical Score World Premiere.

English Night is a special discounted performance sponsored by the English Department.  To ensure a ticket, call Lucy Peck in the English Department at 275-4092.  The discounted rate will be paid at the door. After the show, enjoy refreshments and meet the artists, cast and crew.


Directed by Nigel Maister
Musical Direction by Matt Marks
Set Design by Amy C. Rubin
Costume Design by Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design by Thomas Dunn
Sound Design by Obadiah Eaves
Voice & Acting Coaching by Alexa Scott-Flaherty
Movement Direction by Missy Pfohl Smith

Tickets are $18 for the General Public and $15 for Seniors (65+); also $15 for UR staff, faculty, alumni and $10 for UR students [SEE English Night above]

To purchase please visit or call (585) 275-4088

Category: Theater