By Bertolt Brecht, Translated By George Tabori
Directed By David M. Jenkins
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui recasts Hitler’s rise to 1930’s Chicago where a gangster methodically pulls the greengrocer trade into a stranglehold. Terror and bloodshed follow – can anyone stop Arturo Ui? This play “is a sly, fearsome sideshow, a deceptively humble, hugely exciting piece of work…It’s Richard III meets Jimmy Cagney by way of the vaudeville circuit … it’s both rollicking and frightening” (New York Magazine). Brecht’s skewering of Adolf Hitler and totalitarianism is given renewed significance in 2020 America, forcing us to look at what makes men like Ui so irresistible in the first place.
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