Arts Calendar

Oct 22

Carleton Players: THE RESISTIBLE RISE of ARTURO UI

From site: Theater & Dance

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
2:00 – 4:30 pm / Weitz Theater
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Who do you call when you need protection? Arturo Ui. But who do you call when you need protection from Arturo Ui? Chicago, 1930s: the “Cauliflower Trust” is making a move to conquer the vegetable trade when petty criminal Arturo Ui concocts his protection racket. After a reign of terror, Ui emerges as an undisputed mob boss and king of the vegetable monopoly. Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is much more than a simple gangland comedy, however. Written in the early 1940s, the play is also a thinly veiled allegory of the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich, told through the borrowed plot of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Not least, it is a cautionary tale of unchecked political ambition and power – a reminder for our own times that our own Arturo Ui’s are resistible.

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Sponsored by Theater & Dance. Contact: Sally Pierce, x4531

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