Classical Bill 2023:
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Written by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Lerato Islam
Murder. Extortion. Cauliflower? Gangster Arturo Ui is on the loose, and he will stop at nothing to gain control of the vegetable trade in the city of Chicago. Follow his trail of bribes, violence and deceit in this ambitious satirical play, filled with larger-than-life characters. How far is Arturo willing to go to rise to power? And more importantly, will those around him even let him?
Brecht’s play is a parable of Hitler’s rise to power.
Stray is very privileged to have such a knowledgeable and skilled director in Community Theatre onboard. Lerato is an international student, from London UK, currently undertaking her PhD at the Centre for Arts and Social Transformation. Lerato is an Applied Theatre Practitioner, specialising in providing psychosocial and linguistic support through Drama.
Trailer by Josh Wang
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