Mother Courage and her Children

Ensemble Theatre

South Euclid, OH
Professional Theatre

By: Bertolt Brecht
Translated by: Tony Kushner

February 9 - February 25, 2024

Show Description:

Mother Courage was first performed in Zurich in 1941 and is usually seen as Brecht's greatest work. Remaining a powerful indictment of war and social injustice, it is an epic drama set in the seventeenth century during the Thirty Years' War. The plot follows the resilient Mother Courage who survives by running a commissary business that profits from all sides. As the war claims all of her children in turn, the play poignantly demonstrates that no one can profit from the war without being subject to its terrible cost also. The play received its American premiere at the Cleveland Play House in 1958.

Staff and Cast

Directors: Ian Wolfgang Hinz & Becca Moseley

Laura Rauh (Mother Courage)
Joseph Milan (The Cook)
Dan Zalevsky (The Chaplain)
Kyle Huff (The Singer)
Leah Paige Smith (Yvette)
Kierstan Kathleen Conway (Kattrin)
Michael J. Montanus (Swiss Cheese)
Santino Montanez (Eilif)
Emily Terry (Ensemble, Mother Courage U/S)
Ariana Starkman (Ensemble)
Kelly Dunn (Ensemble)
Mattie Blick (Ensemble)
Jabri Little (Ensemble/Swiss Cheese U/S)
Keenan Carosielli (Ensemble/Eilif U/S)


7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays

Runtime: 2h 30m (with 10 minute intermission)


$15 - $35

Health and Safety Guidelines

Ensemble Theatre will no longer require masks be worn during performances.
Masks are still encouraged and are highly recommended.
Masks may be required should COVID cases rise in Cuyahoga County to a level that necessitates it.

- Disposable masks will be available at the theatre each night of performance.
- Hand santizing stations are located through out the NDC campus and in the theatre space and lobby.  
- Notre Dame’s HVAC system is equipped with ionization, which is known to reduce risk from COVID-19.
- We ask if you are not feeling well to please stay home. Contact us to exchange or reschedule tickets.

Please Note:
COVID-19 is still causing disruptions to the entertainment industry, and others.
Dates and times of shows are subject to change or possible cancelations.
This could happen the day of a show. Please check for updates often! 

Ensemble will contact patrons regarding changes or cancelations via all methods available to us, (phone, email, our website and social media platforms) in as timely a manner as possible! 
Please check our online platforms for updates often! 

Thank you for your ongoing support at this challenging time for everyone. Stay safe, stay healthy!
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Ensemble Theatre will closely monitor local, state, national &  CDC guidelines in regards to the spread of COVID-19.

Content Advisories

This production contains strong language and themes.


Notre Dame College
4545 College Road
South Euclid, OH 44121