THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
October 30 – December 22, 2018
at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater
The run time of this show is 2 hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission.
“With a cast of wily, willing storytellers headed by a blistering good Raúl Esparza, John Doyle’s Arturo Ui is a sly, fearsome sideshow, a deceptively humble, hugely exciting piece of work…It’s Richard III meets Jimmy Cagney by way of the vaudeville circuit, and in the hands of Doyle and his actors, it’s both rollicking and frightening.”
– Sara Holdren, New York Magazine / Vulture
“The eight ensemble members here are delightfully resourceful. You could even imagine this version of Arturo Ui winning the flinty heart of its author for its imaginative interpretation of the Brechtian dictates of style and sensibility.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
★★★★ “You laugh at him, you fear him, you realize you know him. You certainly can’t resist him”
– Helen Shaw, Time Out New York
In 1930s Chicago, mobster Arturo Ui will stop at nothing to control the cauliflower trade. Terror and bloodshed follow. Can anyone stop him? Brecht’s skewering of Adolf Hitler and totalitarianism is given renewed significance in a production directed by John Doyle. Written in 1941, the play was one of the Berliner Ensemble’s greatest box office successes.
TRANSLATED BY GEORGE TABORI
DIRECTED BY JOHN DOYLE
COSTUME DESIGN ANN HOULD-WARD
LIGHTING DESIGN JANE COX AND TERESA JAMES
Tess James(Lighting Designer) is a freelance Lighting Designer and Associate based in New York. Her recent projects as a designer include Roe at Asolo Rep and as an associate designer include Soft Power at The Curran Theatre and The Public Theatre’s Othello; Throughout her career she has working with a array of amazing intuitions including BAM, New York City Center and the Sydney Opera House. She is currently an artist in residence at Princeton University.
SOUND DESIGN MATT STINE
Public On-Sale begins on September 20, 2018*
Performances begin October 30, 2018*
Saturday Symposium December 1, 2018*
Tuesday Talkback December 11, 2018*
Production Photos – The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Cast Interviews – The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui