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Mother Courage and Her Children

by Bertolt Brecht

directed by Dylan Key

Preview:  Nov. 14 @ 7pm
Show dates:   Nov. 16. 17, 19, 24 @ 7:30pm,
                         Nov. 24 @ 2pm

Mandell Weiss Forum

About the Play

Set during the Thirty Years War, an enterprising woman runs a canteen to try to profit from the conflict while also caring of her three children. Translated from German, Mother Courage and Her Children is considered the masterpiece of modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht and one of the defining plays of the twentieth century.

About the Playwright
Bertolt Brecht was a German theatre practitioner and playwright. He is best known as the main proponent of the genre known as epic theatre. He and his wife, actress Helene Weigel, co-founded the Berliner Ensemble theatre company. His best known works include The Good Person of Szechwan, LIfe of Galileo, The Threepenny Opera, and Mother Courage and Her Children.
About the Director

Dylan Key is a third-year MFA Directing candidate. His work has been seen at the La Jolla Playhouse (WoW Festival), Undermain Theatre, the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Actor's Lab, Kitchen Dog Theater, and site-specific work throughout Dallas. He spent five years as the Artistic Associate for Undermain Theatre and co-founded Shakespeare in the Bar and TRIBE, for which he was named a 2016 Dallas Mastermind. He has trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and the Living Word Project, and is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. BA: University of Dallas UC San Diego credits: Othello, (w)holeness (WNPF 2017).

Director's Statement

coming soon

The Cast

Mother Courage – Janet Fiki
Katrin – Mary Rose Branick
Yvette – Michael Rishawn
Gregory Eilif – Xavier Clark
Sergeant/Colonel/Regimental Clerk/Peasant/First Soldier/Singer in the Farmhouse/First Soldier – Max Singer
Recruiting Officer/One-Eye/Old Soldier/Second Soldier/Old Peasant – Sidney Hill
Chaplain, Third Soldier - Hannah Finn
Cook, Second Soldier – Enrico Nassi
Commander/Sergeant/Second Soldier/Singing Soldier/Valet/Lieutenant – Garret Schulte

The Creative Team

Director – Dylan Key
Scenic Designer – Yi-Chien Lee
Lighting Designer – Minjoo Kim
Costume Designer – Dorottya Vincze
Sound Designer – Zhongran Wang
Production Stage Manager – Tyler Larson
Asst. Director – Juliana Kleist-Méndez
Asst. Costume Designer – Natalie Barshow
Asst. Stage Manager – Jacob Halpern-Weitzman
Asst. Stage Manager/PA – Topaz Cooks

Performances Parking & Location

Located at: Mandell Weiss Forum

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.







Nov. 14

Nov. 16

Nov. 17

Nov. 19

Nov. 24

Nov. 24
7:00 pm     PREVIEW

7:30 pm     OPENING

7:30 pm  

7:30 pm

2:00 pm

7:30 pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available only online through the "Click here for tickets" button above. You can leave a message at 858.534.4574 with questions and we will get back to you. You can also purchase online on your phone the night of at the theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

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