MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN at the Classical Theatre of Harlem

Anna Zastrow is a standout as the whore Yvette, delightfully earthy, full-bodied, and bringing a suitably ’white trash‘ sensibility to this comic role. ”
  [—Warren Hoffman]  

“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.”
  [American Theater Web—Andy Propst]

“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.”
  [—Gyda Arber]

“Leave it to the gutsy Classical Theatre of Harlem to give the show a shot in the arm. The adventurous troupe’s production of Mother Courage... reminds us that Brecht can be lively, funny and even— every now and then—moving.”
  [Newsday—Gordon Cox]

“The excellent Classical Theatre of Harlem has staged a taut production... I hope the run can be extended; this play needs to be seen.”
  [New York Times—Margo Jefferson]

“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.”
  [Time Out—Kate Kilbane Porter]