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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

80s Mix Tape, Cal Poly Theatre and Dance

written by Bertolt Brecht 
translated by Jennifer Wise

Production Dates:

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:00pm
  • Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8:00pm
  • Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:00pm

 

Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre

1930s Chicago – the Great Depression has laid waste to the city’s grocery business. Along comes Arturo Ui to make a name for himself. Together, with his gang of thugs, Ui’s offer of small-time protection quickly transform into a menacing grab for absolute power. Bertolt Brecht’s historical parable in the form of an old-fashioned gangster play, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a clever and frightening satire about the rise of a demagogue; a compelling, cautionary tale ripe for our current times.

Tickets on sale Sept. 1 at 12 p.m.

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