Thursday Theatre Thoughts – Theatre: Entertainment or Education?

"From the start it has been the theatre's business to entertain people ... it needs no other passport than fun." -Bertolt Brecht A Short Organum for the Theatre (1949) "When you come into the theater, you have to be willing to say, "We're all here to undergo a communion, to find out what the hell is…

Stratford Festival’s “Mother Courage and Her Children”

On August 1st I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my best friends to see Mother Courage and Her Children. I had learned that Brecht was almost an acquired taste and can be seen as odd, however I found this play to be exceptionally entertaining and very easy to follow, although Brecht’s…