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ted witzel // THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

by bertolt brecht. //  translated by jennifer wise. // directed by ted witzel. //  produced by the red light district in association with karfiol kollektiv // premiered in november 2013 at the great hall.


MURDER! EXTORTION! TYRANNY AND THEFT!

chicago in the 1930s. something is rotten in the cauliflower industry. a financial crisis and a corruption scandal allow the city’s most notorious gangster to use brute force and intimidation to manhandle his way to the top of the city’s vegetable racket, leaving behind him a trail of corpses.  brecht’s parable play about the rise of hitler and the people who elected him was written in exile in the early years of the second world war, with no end to the nazi terror in sight. fast paced, funny, and shakespearean in scope, ARTURO UI is about the politicians who play dirty and the people who let them.


 
guys like ui, they’re everywhere these days, spreading across the city like a flesh-eating disease, consuming a finger, then an arm, then a shoulder. where it comes from, nobody knows—some bottomless pit, anyway.

directing by ted witzel.  set, video & lights by scott spidell.  costumes & props by michelle tracey & amanda wong.  assistant directed by maite jacobson & nicole de angelis.  production management by christopher ross.  performed by daniela pagliarellorodrigo triguerosmishka thébaudjosh johnstontyler hagemanntina jungtiana asperjankayla childsrose tuongolivia clarkefiorella pennano, eric rich, & sheri godda


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power play // NOW MAGAZINE

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THE RESISTIBLE RISE // myentertainmentworld

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