Classical Theatre of Harlem Screws Up Its Courage Beginning Feb. 4 | Playbill

News Classical Theatre of Harlem Screws Up Its Courage Beginning Feb. 4
Gwendolyn Mulamba, who was in the cast of the Classical Theater of Harlem's award-winning production of Jean Genet's The Blacks, will play the title role in the company's revival of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children.

Performances begin Feb. 4 for a Feb. 6 opening. It will run through Feb. 29. Also in the cast are Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Maechi Aharanwa, Jamie Carrillo, Michael Early, Rolando Garacia, Stephen Hansen, Devin Haqq, Leopold Lowe, James Miles, Michael C. O'Day, Parris Whitingham, James Rana and Anna Zastrow.

Mother Courage, one of Brecht's best known works, concerns the title tradeswoman and her three children, who are all lost to the war off which she cunningly makes her living. The play communicates the enduring nature of war and conflict, and the compromising and corrupting effect it has on the populace who live along with it.

The piece will be directed by Christopher McElroen.

Performances will be at the HSA Theater, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue.

CTH's 2003-04 season began July 11, 2003, with a new staging of Shakespeare's Macbeth with Obie Award-winner Ty Jones. It continued with a new revival of poet Derek Walcott's 1967 play Dream on Monkey Mountain, starring two-time Tony-nominee Andre De Shields, known for his virtuoso song-and-dance work on Broadway. The season will end with Euripides' Trojan Women, April 2-25. For information, call (212) 868-4444.

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