THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI by Bertolt Brecht, translated by George Tabori. Directed by Laura Elizabeth
07/03/20 - 14/03/20
Set in 1930s Chicago, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui tells of the rise of gang warfare and how the prohibition of alcohol provided great opportunities for illegal profiteering and bootlegging.
Using a large cast, this lively, funny satire brings to life the Chicago of the thirties, with speak-easies, glamorous guys and dolls and, of course, bootlegging - not of alcohol but cauliflowers! Gradually the conversion of Arturo Ui into a murderous dictator cleverly mirrors the rise of Hitler and the Nazis.
An Auditorium production