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2015-2016 Season

Poster for the production

Mother Courage and Her Children

Original Score and Musical Direction, Matt Marks
Director, Nigel Maister
Set Design
Costume Design, Tilly Grimes
Lighting Design, Thomas Dunn
Sound Design, Obadiah Eaves
Movement & Choreography, Missy Pfohl Smith

April 7–23, 2016

The UR International Theatre Program commissions its first original theatrical score, a pop-rock version of Bertolt Brecht’s timely and powerful work about the brutality and sacrifice of war, with music by acclaimed up-and-coming composer, Matt Marks, and directed by Nigel Maister.

Brecht’s original play (Mother Courage and her Children) is considered by many to be the greatest anti-war play ever written and one of the towering achievements of 20th-century drama. Marks’ 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. Score World Premiere.

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Show Times
April 7–9 at 8 p.m.
April 10 at 2 p.m.
April 13–16 at 8 p.m.
April 17 at 2 p.m.
April 20–23 at 8 p.m.