THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
by Bertolt Brecht
translated by George Tabori
directed by John Doyle
Starring Raul Esparanza
Classic Stage Company, beginning October 30, 2018.
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.