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Mama of the Row

or Who Raised the Rent?

Sep 18–20, 2018 at 6–7pm

Venues Around L.A.

Mama of the Row

Center Theatre Group partners with local artists, theatre companies, and libraries to present English and Spanish play readings every month.

Mama of the Row or Who Raised the Rent? (A Los Angeles Vaudeville of Tragic Proportions) A Displacement of Bertolt Brecht’s "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Luis Alfaro is directed by Nancy Keystone with music by La Victoria. What happens when you’re one check away from living on the streets? Follow Mama of the Row as she and her children sing songs of displacement and survival. A play with music about a problem today. Presented in English, Mama of the Row is a Center Theatre Group commission.

As always, play readings are free, open to the public, and designed to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Questions? Contact Jesus A. Reyes, Community Partnerships Director at 213.972.8028 or

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Sep 18:
Benjamin Franklin Library | 2200 E First St, L.A., CA 90033
Sep 19:
Malabar Library | 2801 Wabash Ave, L.A., CA 90033
Sep 20:
Robert Louis Stevenson Library | 803 Spence St, L.A., CA 90023

Map & Directions

Special Thanks

Los Angeles Public Library

Special Thanks

California Arts Council