Mother Courage Alone

In 2017, Fermat's Last Theater is expanding to a year round season of work, beginning with their Brecht Project, an 18-month exploration of Mother Courage and Her Children. In fall 2017 and spring of 2018, they are producing workshops titled Mother Courage Alone. The fall performances (Thursday-Saturday, September 28, 29 & 30, 7:30pm at Arts + Literature Laboratory) will be a condensed, linear retelling of the play with one actress, one narrator and one musician. Each show will be followed by a panel discussion about the issues raised by the play - the fate of civilians and refugees caught in seemingly endless war.

Fermat's Last Theater makes theater available for FREE to everyone and asks those who value their work to donate. Details are on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FLTCo/ and website http://fermatstheater.org.

Fermat's Last Theater

The name for Fermat’s Last Theater came about because one of their company, upon re-reading The Merchant of Venice, had an idea for a production, but as with the 17th century mathematician, his conception was too large to include all the details in the margin of the of text.

The works they stage all explore issues of social justice. They are a free public theater - they do not charge admission or sell tickets. Come to a performance, take a program, find a seat. At the end of the show they accept free will donations. They also receive small grants from public and community foundations and they do an annual Kickstarter. Going forward they hope to move to a membership/subscription basis and expand their season to at least two fully staged works (spring and fall) - and do more readings and start a series of podcasts.

Fermat's Last Theater views theater as process - they discover meaning through experimentation and discussion. While some members of the company... Read More

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.

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