Seven Jewish Children:
A Play for Gaza

(#8) Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza by Caryl Churchill Checkpoint Theatre and Countdown to Zero present Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza. Caryl Churchill, one of the World Theatre’s great living playwrights (Top Girls, The Skriker, Cloud Nine, Serious Money, A Number) wrote this ten-minute piece in response to Israeli aggression and brutality in the Gaza strip in December 2008 – January 2009,…

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

(#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…