University of Houston presents Mother Courage and Her Children
Mother Courage and Her Children is set in the wilderness of 1930s in the midst of a perpetually warring dust bowl ravaged middle America. Anna Fierling, "Mother Courage," is an itinerant trader, pulling her wagon of wares and her children through the blood and carnage of economic and socially charged wars.
Battered by hardships, brutality and the degradation she ultimately finds herself alone with the one thing in which she truly believes: Her ramshackle wagon with its tattered flag, remnants of cloths and whiskey. In the enduring figure of Mother Courage, America is portrayed trapped both in and between wars as it moves time and space to a plain of perpetual struggle by shifting focus to the American frontier.