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Theatre Information

Classic Stage Company (New York City, NY)
136 East 13th Street
New York City, NY 10003

Schedule

Tuesdays: 7:00pm
Wednesdays: 7:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm
Additional 7:00pm performance 12/28.
Additional 3:00pm matinees 12/23 & 12/31.
No 3:00pm performance 12/12.
No performances 12/24-26 & 1/1.
No 7:00pm performance 12/31.

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CSC continues its exploration of the works of Bertolt Brecht with a look at his most famous play. The indomitable Mother Courage follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. She'll do anything to hold onto her money-making wagon, even if it means the loss of her children, in this timeless tale of war and big business updated to the modern-day conflagration in the Congo.
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Review Roundup: CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - January 19, 2016

Classic Stage Company's Mother Courage and Her Children officially opens tonight, January 19, starring Kecia Lewis in the title role after Tony winner Tonya Pinkins' departure during previews. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

CSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next WeekCSC Halts Tonight's Return of 'MOTHER COURAGE'; Performances Will Now Resume Next Week
by Tyler Peterson - January 8, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Classic Stage Company's Mother Courage and Her Children will now resume performances Tuesday, Jan. 12 rather than tonight, Jan. 8. The delay grants Kecia Lewis 'additional time for memorization of the script and rehearsal,' after taking on the title role earlier this week for Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. (more...)

Kecia Lewis On Joining Controversial MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'I Am An Actress And I Want To Work'Kecia Lewis On Joining Controversial MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'I Am An Actress And I Want To Work'
by Michael Dale - January 7, 2016

With less than a week's preparation, Lewis steps into a production her predecessor denounced as seen through 'the filter of the white gaze.' (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: Kecia Lewis, From ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's 'Mama Will Provide' to CSC's MOTHER COURAGEVIDEO PROFILE: Kecia Lewis, From ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's 'Mama Will Provide' to CSC's MOTHER COURAGE
by Michael Dale - January 4, 2016

An accomplished musical theatre supporting player takes on the title role in CSC's production of Brecht's classic drama. (more...)

Kecia Lewis to Assume Title Role in CSC's 'MOTHER COURAGE' Following Tonya Pinkins' ExitKecia Lewis to Assume Title Role in CSC's 'MOTHER COURAGE' Following Tonya Pinkins' Exit
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2016

Broadway veteran Kecia Lewis will assume the title role in their new production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children beginning this Friday, January 8 at Classic Stage Company, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

MOTHER COURAGE's Michael Potts Shares Insights into Rehearsal Process; Tonya Pinkins Departs TodayMOTHER COURAGE's Michael Potts Shares Insights into Rehearsal Process; Tonya Pinkins Departs Today
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2016

In today's update, cast member Michael Potts has shared his perspective on the issue in a very long Facebook post. (more...)

Read Tonya Pinkins' Full Statement on 'MOTHER COURAGE' Exit: '#BlackPerspectivesMatter'Read Tonya Pinkins' Full Statement on 'MOTHER COURAGE' Exit: '#BlackPerspectivesMatter'
by BWW News Desk - December 31, 2015

As of today, both Tonya Pinkins and director Brian Kulick have commented on the situation. Read Tonya's full statement (which was referenced in an earlier article) below! (more...)

Director Responds to Tonya Pinkins' Reasons for Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENDirector Responds to Tonya Pinkins' Reasons for Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2015

Just in, BWW can now report director Brian Kulick's lengthy response to Tonya Pinkins' reasons for her departure. You can read his statement in full below! (more...)

Tonya Pinkins On Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'The Filter Of The White Gaze'Tonya Pinkins On Leaving CSC's MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN: 'The Filter Of The White Gaze'
by Michael Dale - December 30, 2015

The Tony-winning actor calls the production's Congo setting 'a decorative motif.' (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Exit 'MOTHER COURAGE' Off-Broadway; Classic Stage Hunts for New LeadTonya Pinkins to Exit 'MOTHER COURAGE' Off-Broadway; Classic Stage Hunts for New Lead
by Jessica Khan - December 29, 2015

'MOTHER COURAGE' will soon be missing its off-Broadway matriarch. Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children began performances on December 9, starring Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins. But now BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Pinkins will be leaving the show on January 5, before its originally slated opening night on January 7. That date will now be postponed as the production's creative team hunts for a replacement. (more...)