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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

  • Bicknell Building 11 Lime Street Rockland, ME, 04841 United States (map)

Described by Brecht as 'a gangster play that would recall certain events familiar to us all', Arturo Ui is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler - recast by Brecht into a fictional, small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade in the 1930s. The satirical allegory combines Brecht's Epic style of theatre with black comedy and overt didacticism.

Using a wide range of parody and pastiche - from Al Capone to Shakespeare's Richard III and Goethe's Faust - Brecht's compelling parable continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today.

Dagney Ernest
Annie Finnerty
David Greenham
Jen Hodgson
Paul Hodgson
Andrea Itkin
Ryan Jackson
Nicole Provonsil
Jim Reitz
David Troup
Scott Anthony Smith
Lucinda Ziesing

Directed by Paul Hodgson