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
  • Friday, 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, and jazz pieces made by Cal Poly faculty and students, as well as guest artists from SLO, West Virginia, and New York City.

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

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