The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui @ The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham [from 12 to 13 April]

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

12 - 13
19:15 - 21:30

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The Crescent Theatre
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, B16 8AE Birmingham, United Kingdom
Newman University presents

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
by Bertolt Brecht

12 — 13 Apr in the Studio

Written in exile in 1941 just before Brecht’s arrival in the USA, THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI is a savage and witty parable of the rise of Hitler – recast by Brecht into a small-time Chicago gangster’s takeover of the city’s greengrocery trade. Brecht skilfully parodies and pastiches Shakespeare and Al Capone to create a hilarious yet chilling monster, whose unlikely, seemingly unstoppable – and yet, as the title tells us, still RESISTIBLE — rise to power carries a perennially resonant warning to us all: ‘the womb he crawled from is still going strong…
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