Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and her Children is a story of strong headed Canteen Woman, Anne Fierling, who is determined to earn her living and support her family from the Thirty Years War. I chose Mother Courage because the struggle of the Mother and her children in this world really sparked my curiosity as to why she would choose this living for her family. When I read Mother Courage my husband was playing a video game called FallOut: New Vegas. This video game is set in a post-nuclear war, where the inhabitants of the world were living in a highly irradiated desert atmosphere. I chose to place the play in this setting because Post-apocalyptic is current in today's youth and media. I approached the costumes with this same aesthetic with an edge. The lighting concept serves the mood and atmosphere supporting the dark days of fear and war.