Drama

Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder

Eine Chronik aus dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg
Mother Courage and Her Children
by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Paul Dessau
Performed in German

Sólveig Arnarsdóttir, Christian Erdt
Photo: Andreas Etter
Kruna Savić
Photo: Andreas Etter
Barbara Dussler, Sólveig Arnarsdóttir
Photo: Andreas Etter
Christian Erdt
Photo: Andreas Etter
Christian Erdt, Nils Strunk
Photo: Andreas Etter
Ensemble
Photo: Andreas Etter
Kruna Savić, Ensemble
Photo: Andreas Etter
Tom Gerber
Photo: Andreas Etter
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir
Photo: Andreas Etter
Kruna Savić, Sólveig Arnarsdóttir
Photo: Andreas Etter
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir
Photo: Andreas Etter
Janning Kahnert, Barbara Dussler, Kruna Savić
Photo: Andreas Etter
Sólveig Arnarsdóttir, Barbara Dussler, Kruna Savić
(hinten: Gabriel Cazes)
Photo: Andreas Etter
Kruna Savić, Ensemble
Photo: Andreas Etter
Barbara Dussler, Sólveig Arnarsdóttir, Gabriel Cazes, Ensemble
Photo: Andreas Etter
Barbara Dussler, Ensemble
Photo: Andreas Etter

Anna Fierling (nicknamed Mother Courage), a canteen woman who is determined to make a living during the Thirty Years’ War, follows the troops with her children Eilif, Swiss Cheese and the mute Kathrin. Her cart contains a variety of supplies which soldiers might need during times of battle. A brazen businesswoman, she ensures that she gets “her cut”, even in the most explosive of situations. On the battle field, however, one walks a line between profit and loss, and during the course of the play Courage will learn that there is a high price to pay for trading with the war.

Written in 1938/1939, the piece dramatises war as a time where “business as usual” was at the order of the day, formulating a critique of the capitalism of man during a time when even family relations lost their value within the context of money. With this highly topical example of epic theatre, Resident Director Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson (who staged “The Threepenny Opera” in the previous season) brings another Bertolt Brecht classic to the Wiesbaden stage.

Cast

Director Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson
Stage Designer Jósef Halldórsson
Costumes & Video Sunneva Weisshappel
Musical Director Gabriel Cazes
Dramaturgy Anna-Sophia Güther
Mother Courage Sólveig Arnarsdóttir
Kattrin (Catherine), the mute daughter Barbara Dussler
Kattrin, ihre stumme Tochter Christina Tzatzaraki
Eilif, the eldest Son / 1st Soldier Maximilian Pulst
Swiss Cheese, the youngest Son / 2nd Soldier Nils Strunk
The Weaver / Cook Janning Kahnert
The Sergeant / Commander / Man with Bandage Tom Gerber
The Chaplain Michael Birnbaum
Yvette Portier Kruna Savić

Dates

Revival | Final performance!Kleines Haus19:30 - 21:50