When: Sun., May 12, 8 p.m. 2013
Bertolt Brecht's The Mother, written in 1930, is the original feel-good Marxist musical, intended to inspire the German public to join in the collective cause. Or something like that. Anyway, there's a mother involved. The Reader's Justin Hayford writes that the cast of the Oracle Theatre's production "infuse Brecht's didacticism with harrowing urgency."