This weekend is your last chance to see Kathleen Turner as Mother Courage in Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children at Arena Stage, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith. Turner gives a powerful performance as the "tough as nails" matriarch who struggles to keep her children and business alive during the 30 Years War. Nicholas Rodriguez (from The Light at the Piazza, Oklahoma! and My Fair Lady) plays the eldest son Eilif, Nehal Josef (from Señor Discretion Himself, Oklahoma! and The Music Man) plays Swiss Cheese, and Erin Weaver (in her Arena Stage debut) portrays Kattrin.
At two hours and 30 minutes, the performance seems a bit long, but still worth the time to go see if you can. There are two performances today and two tomorrow in the Fichlander Stage. Tickets are available here.
Photo by Teresa Wood, courtesy of Arena Stage