based on bertolt brecht's 'mother courage'
COMmissioned by the suidoosterfees, CAPE TOWN
PERFORMED AT THE FUGARD THEATRE AND AARDKLOP FESTIVAL
DIRECTED: MARI BORSTLAP
DESIGN: ROCCO POOL
Priscilla haggles a life for her family from the scraps of gang war. Sometimes there are islands of peace, as in any good war. But war is like love: it will find a way. This epic drama tells the story of a community, a story larger than any of the individual characters. Displacing one of the most famous dramas of the 20th century, Bertholt Brecht's utter Courage und ihre Kinder, to the Cape Flats, where we find no easy answers but a social reality dissected to the bone.