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Feb 11, 2015

FVCC Theatre Holds Auditions for Bertold Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children"

TheatreFlathead Valley Community College Theatre will hold auditions for its spring production of Bertold Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” February 23 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The production will run April 24, 25 and 30 and May 1 and 2.

 

According to Eric Bentley, “Mother Courage and Her Children” is “widely considered one of the great dramatic creations of the modern stage” and “is Brecht’s most passionate and profound statement against war. Set in the seventeenth century, the play follows Anna Fierlin—Mother Courage—an itinerant trader, as she pulls her wagon of wares and her children through the blood and carnage of Europe’s religious wars. Battered by hardships, brutality and the degradation and death of the children, she ultimately finds herself left alone with the one thing in which she truly believes—her ramshackle wagon…In the enduring figure of Mother Courage, Bertolt Brecht has created one of the most extraordinary characters in literature.”

 

The role of Mother Courage will be played by Kim Krueger, a veteran of several Whitefish Theatre Company and Stumptown Player productions.

 

Auditions are open to the public, and acting experience is not required. Interested actors should prepare a one-to-two-minute serious monologue from any published play and report to the FVCC Theatre Green Room inside the Arts & Technology Building on campus at either of the scheduled audition times. There also will be a short, unprepared singing audition for anyone interested in auditioning for a singing role.

 

For more information or to make arrangements for a different time to audition, contact Director Rich Haptonstall at rhaptonstall@fvcc.edu or at 756-3962.