Anna Zastrow is a standout as the whore Yvette, delightfully earthy, full-bodied, and bringing a suitably white trash sensibility to this comic role.
Of the other principals in the fourteen-member company, Anna Zastrow provides a carefully nuanced rendering of Yvette, the prostitute.... CTH is one of the few companies where I consistently find myself challenged by daring and invigorating theater.
This production of Mother Courage and Her Children does what good theatre should; using the stage as a medium, it presents an entertainment that encourages contemplation and concern about our society. Brecht would be proud; his theories advocating the use of theatre to rouse and provoke are currently being put to good use at the Classical Theatre of Harlem.
Leave it to the gutsy Classical Theatre of Harlem to give the show a shot in the arm. The adventurous troupes production of Mother Courage... reminds us that Brecht can be lively, funny and even every now and thenmoving.
The excellent Classical Theatre of Harlem has staged a taut production... I hope the run can be extended; this play needs to be seen.
The Classical Theatre of Harlem's excellent production...both stirs the heart and faithfully makes Brecht's point [about war]... all the performances are very strong.