Tony nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage in Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children. Helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, the anti-war play begins performances on January 31, 2014. The production will play a limited engagement through March 9 at the Fichander Stage.
In a translation by David Hare, Mother Courage follows Anna Fierling, known as Mother Courage, a single mother trying to keep her family and business afloat during the Thirty Years War. Anna is a strong-minded matriarch who profits off the very war that takes her children from her. Will the cost of war be higher than she's ready to pay?
Joining Turner in the cast are Rich Foucheux as the Chaplain, Meg Gillentine as Yvette, Nehal Joshi as Swiss Cheese, Nicholas Rodriguez as Eilif and Erin Weaver as Kattrin.
Turner returns to Arena Stage after her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. She most recently appeared on Broadway in the world premiere of High. She received Tony nominations for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which transferred to London’s West End after its 2005 Broadway run, and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She has also appeared on Broadway in The Graduate and Indiscretions and directed the off-Broadway revival of Crimes of the Heart. She received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Peggy Sue Got Married. Additional screen credits include Monster House, Serial Mom, Prizzi’s Honor, Body Heat, War of the Roses, and Californication.