[HCCN] THEATER OF WAR, film Mar 25, Blue Hill
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> Press Release
> Contact (for Peninsula Peace and Justice): Steve Benson, 374 2357,
> sbenson58 at gmail.com
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> STREEP PLAYS “MOTHER COURAGE,” BILL RAITEN RESPONDS
> Blue Hill, ME: At 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, “Theater of War,”
> will be screened in the Howard Room of the Blue Hill Public
> Library, sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice. Admission is free.
> “Theater Of War” focuses on a recent New York production of German
> playwright Bertolt Brecht’s only play written in the United States,
> “Mother Courage.” Newly translated by Tony Kushner, this
> production starred Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, and was directed
> by George C. Wolfe. The film shows the production through various
> stages of rehearsal, along with reflections from Streep, Wolfe,
> Kushner, novelist Jay Cantor, and others.
> When he wrote "Mother Courage," Brecht was a political refugee from
> the Third Reich. The film illuminates the play, which is set in
> the Thirty Years’ War, as a commentary on the challenges and costs
> of civilians' life in wartime. In the course of explaining
> Brecht’s ideological and political commitments and the play’s
> relation to social history, the film includes footage of Brecht’s
> family life in exile and his interrogation by the House Un-American
> Activities Committee.
> After the film, Bill Raiten, Artistic Director of the New Surry
> Theatre, will lead discussion about whether and how theater can
> respond to war or change how the world works.
> For more information, contact Steve Benson at 374-2357.
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