The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Shad Willingham
A parable of corruption, power, and danger – Bertolt Brecht’s re-imagining of the rise of the Nazi power in Germany is transposed to gangland Chicago. Small time hood Arturo Ui climbs the ladder of authority, intimidating businesses and removing inconvenient obstacles through any means necessary. A satire of authoritarian impulses with all too relevant messages for today’s world.
The cast features Niko Alegria, Manuel Angel, Erik Bergeson, Ana Gonzalez, Jasmine Kiah, Clare Loughran, Erika Marks, Alana Morrison, Brette Olpin, Jessie Reynolds, Caitlin Rowe, Christian Stevenson, Cobi Tappa, Denzel Taylor, Paul Urbanski, and Sam Wood under the direction of Shad Willingham.
Produced by University Theatre (UW-Madison) at U.W. Mitchell Theatre, 821 University Ave, Madison
Performances: March 1-18, 2018
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $10-$20
Call 608-265-2787 for reservations or more information.