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'Motherland,' at FAU, takes Brechtian look at War on Poverty
by Hap Erstein
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'Even though it’s a Brecht homage, the final tragedies and resurrection are still so devastating on their own merits that the ending is effectively moving.'
Read Florida Theater Onstage review here

'Motherland ricochets from observant humor to menace, intimidation, charged sensuality, violence and tragedy.'
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Cast & Synopsis

7 Actors (2w/5m)

A self-made woman does her crafty best to protect her wayward children, keep her food truck business thriving, and impart some kind of moral code in a city battling the War on Poverty. In Motherland grit, guile, and guns are everyday parenting tools, and hope comes at a cost. A funny, forceful, timely new play inspired by Mother Courage and Her Children and today’s headlines.

Development | Production History

Theatre Lab@FAU, 2017 (Workshop production)
National New Play Network (NNPN) Showcase selection, 2016 (reading)
Orlando Shakespeare Playfest (reading)
The Road Theatre Summer Fest (reading)
Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble (reading)


2016 O’Neill Finalist
2016 American Blues Theatre Blue Ink Award

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Photo credits: Niki Fridh

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