Mother of a problem

Through March 31: “What does war do to one’s family? What does it do to one’s soul?” These are the questions that director Dipankar Mukherjee asks with his take on “Mother Courage and Her Children,” Bertolt Brecht’s 1930s drama about the cost of war. Brecht’s title character makes a nice living in wartime, but too late discovers what she is losing in the bargain. (7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. Lab Theater, 700 N. 1st St., Mpls. $12-$22, 612-333-7977 or pangeaworldtheater.org.)

Chris Hewitt