The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2008)
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2008)

(#9) The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is both parable play and fantastic spectacle, warning of the dangers of a desperate populace handing over power to a corrupt leader. In The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Brecht recasts Hitler as Arturo Ui, a small town mobster in 1930’s Chicago. Bolstered by illusions and thug tactics, Arturo Ui rapidly ascends to a position of power and respectability over an economically self-interested public.

Production History
May 16 – June 14, 2008 : BINDERY |space (Denver, CO)
August 26, 2008 : BINDERY |space (Denver, CO)

Cast
Terry Burnsed
Ernesto Roma / Clark / Actor / Fish / Hook

Josh Hartwell
Arturo Ui

Jim Hunt
Announcer / Dogsburough / Sheet | Tedd Ragg / Judge / Ignatius Dullfeet

Jessica Robblee
Flake / Dockdaisy / Defense Council / Prosecuter / Betty Dullfeet / Inna

Ken Witt
Giuseppe Givola / Butcher / Bowl / O’Casey / Vegetable Dealer

Production Team
Direction: Brian Freeland
Scenic / Lighting / Sound Design: Brian Freeland
Costume / Properties Design: Julie Rada
Graphic Design / Technical Direction: Miriam Eric Suzanne
Artistic Directors: Brian Freeland / Julie Rada