Mother Courage and Her Children
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All shows play on the Arena Stage at the landmark Theatre Theater building,
located at 2110 SE 10th Ave Street in Portland, Oregon.
Mother Courage

Oct 19 - Nov 17, 2012
Industry Night Nov 5
Mother Courage
Her Children

By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Tony Kushner

Directed by John Steinkamp
Original music by Joey Appel

Widely considered one of the greatest dramatic creations of the modern stage, Mother Courage and Her Children is Bertolt Brecht's most passionate and profound statement against war. Set in the seventeenth century, the play follows Mother Courage, an itinerant trader, as she pulls her wagon of wares and her children through the blood and carnage of Europe's religious wars. In this exciting new translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, Brecht's epic drama is given a new life for twenty-first century audiences. “. . . brings Brecht up to date and exposes the illusion of achieving small economic victories in a world hell-bent on destruction.”- The Guardian



Mother Courage... Paige Jones
Eilif... Mario Calcagno*
Swiss Cheese... Robert Wylie*
Kattrin... Brooke Fletcher*
Chaplin... Matt Kerrigan
Cook... Jason Glick
Yvette/Farmer's Wives... Karen Wennstrom*
Recruiter/Eye Patch/Farmer/Soldier... Tyler Ryan*
Sergeant/Soldier... Tom Mounsey*
Old Colonel/Ensemble... Robert Projansky
General/Ensemble... Alan Hakim
Quartermaster/Ensemble... Hans Eleveld
Young Soldier/Ensemble... Collin Lawson


Scenic Designer... Ryan Nicolai
Lighting Designer... JD Sandifer
Costume Designer... Jim Crino
Composer/Music Director... Joey Appel
Sound Designer/Engineer... Richard Moore
Props Designer... Kaye Blankenship

Stage Manager... Amber Peoples
Production Manager... Anna Crandall
Artistic Supervisor... Joel Harmon*


John Steinkamp made his directorial debut in 2011 with John Kolvenbach's Love Song at Lunacy Stageworks. As an actor, John's involvement in Portland theatre dates back to 1977 and includes performances at Storefront Actor's Theatre, Portland Civic Theatre, New Rose Theatre, Artist's Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Portland), The Haven Project, CoHo Productions, and Portland Center Stage. Regionally John has acted at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. From 2005 to 2011, John was a member of Third Rail Repertory Theatre, where he appeared in their productions of The Wonderful World of Dissocia, The Lying Kind, Dead Funny (Drammy Award for Supporting Actor), Nobody Here But Us Chickens, A Lesson from Aloes, The Lonesome West, and Recent Tragic Events. John received his training at New York University and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

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