Mother Courage and Her Children


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:30pm


The Lab Theater
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

About the Show

Pangea World Theater’s take on Brecht’s classic, Mother Courage, is a scathing critique of profiteering through war and misfortune. As relevant today as when it was written, Mother Courage follows a woman determined to make her living from war at any cost. Over the course of the play, she loses all three of her children to the very war from which she tried to profit.

Our production of Mother Courage features a diverse ensemble, and presents a fresh perspective on this traditionally Euro-centric piece. Exposing the oft unrecognized impacts of war on women, LGBTQ2A+, and indigenous, black and brown bodies, we uplift these voices, and empower artists to connect to their own truth in this historical text.

Contains mature themes, including gun violence. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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Request Tickets Online

or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Pangea World Theater, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • While the story is largely told from Mother Courage’s point of view, it is her mute daughter, Kattrin, who ultimately rises above her surroundings to do something great. Are there times when others underestimated you and what you could offer? In what ways are our voices, literally or figuratively, unheard?

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