The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui
directed by James Masciovecchio
The place is Prohibition-era Chicago, and the once-powerful Cauliflower Trust is in serious trouble…can they place their fate in the bloodstained hands of the windy city’s most notorious gangster, Arturo Ui? Brecht’s hilarious yet powerful parable play about corruption in the Chicago vegetable trade shed light on Hitler’s rise to power when it was written nearly 75 years ago, and provided a cautionary tale against authoritarian figures coming to power in the future. Could a dire warning about the rise of a strong-arming (and perhaps, alarmingly orange-hued?) populist demagogue still be relevant today?
10/6/2016 at 8:00pm