The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Written by Bertolt Brecht

Translated by George Tabori

Revised by Alistair Beaton

Directed by Liam Castellan

Fictional mobster Arturo Ui attempts to gain control of the city’s cauliflower racket through ruthless means in Bertolt Brecht’s heavily satirical 1941 play, a thinly-veiled allegory for Hitler’s rise to power. Set in crime-ridden Chicago in the 1930s, this gangster spectacle shows how easily a tyrant can manipulate the masses, with Brecht’s signature meta-theatrical style serving as a unique framing device.

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission

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