The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
by Bertolt Brecht
College of Performing Arts
Department of Theatre at the College of Performing Arts
A classic political satire story, Brecht's shudderingly accurate parallel between Hitler and his henchmen on the one hand and the old crime lords of Chicago on the other is a vigorous eye-opener that was produced on Broadway with Christopher Plummer.
The Cauliflower Trust in Chicago is in need of help and turns to a racketeer by the name of Arturo Ui to begin a "protection" campaign. His henchmen look astonishingly like Goebbels and Goring. Their activities include "accidental" fires and a St. Valentine's Day massacre.
$20 reserved seating; $15 seniors, alumni, and non-Chapman students; $10 Chapman Community.
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