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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui


The Dept. of Arts, Culture and Media presents The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. This theatre production will run from March 10-12, and 17-19 at 8pm each night in the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre. Our box office is now open. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults.

Come visit a 1930s Chicago speakeasy and hear a story about one Arturo Ui, a small-time gangster with big-time ambitions! A darkly funny satire with a bitter aftertaste, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui was written by Bertolt Brecht in 1941 as he fled persecution from Hitler and the Nazis. Drawing parallels between Chicago gangsters and the Nazis, Brecht asks his audience to think about how, with different choices, the rise of small-time gangsters might, in future times and places, be resisted.

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