Two Actors. Two Nobel Laureates.Three plays, and a fresh new voice from the world of Dutch theatre. With a pinch of Brecht thrown in for good measure.
Press Conference by Harold Pinter, A Mother by Franca Rame and Dario Fo, translated by Ed Emery. Switch by Marjolijn van Heemstra, translated by Rina Vergano.
3 songs by Bertolt Brecht and Hans Eisler, translated by John Willett: The Song of a German Mother, On Suicide, The Flower Garden.
Every day we are confronted by images of violence and war, civilian uprisings and terrorist acts. What drives people to commit such desperate acts: whether patriotic, anti-government or by acting alone?
War Mother is an answer to the cry from young people to try to understand the violence and fear that surrounds us in our everyday psyche and lives. Instead of weapons of war and mass destruction—we use the weapon of theatre and hope. Featuring mothers, explosives, a Minister of Culture, a hint of humour, some hard cold facts and a terrifying but all too familiar world. War Mother is sixty minutes of intense scrutiny of humankind, motherhood, our relationship with power, the State, war, terrorism and repression.
CONTAINS VIOLENT THEMES
Director: Catherine Fitzgerald
Cast includes: Eileen Darley
30 May - 02 June 2012
(is also on Metro and Regional Tour 04 - 22 June)
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Under 30's $25.00
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