The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Presented by Play Production 3 and Stella Adler Academy & Theatre:


Described by Brecht as “a gangster play that would recall certain events familiar to us all,” The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler –recast by Brecht into a small-time Chicago gangster’s takeover of the city’s greengrocery trade. Using a wide range of parody and pastiche – from Al Capone to Shakespeare’s Richard III and Goethe’s Faust – Brecht’s compelling parable continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today. Written during the Second World War in 1941, the play was one of the Berliner Ensemble’s most outstanding box-office successes in 1959, and has continued to attract a succession of major actors, including Leonard Rossiter, Christopher Plummer, Antony Sher and Al Pacino.

Directed by Susan Vinciotti Bonito
Produced by Rochelle Rossman
Assistant Director Ciara Manquen

Rolandos Liatsos, Rukkmini Ghosh, Jay Kim, Mattia Bartoli, William Svedberg, Sebastien Cipolla, Claudia Marasca, Erika Garces, Nassaf Meddeb, James Godbolt III, Teddy Scott, Alejandro Torres Menchaca, Ursula Maria, Trang Le, Joseph D’Agosta, Adam Dorsey, Thomas Ito, Robert Sprayberry, Ali Zain Khurazmi, Ella Jane Rossman.

Nov. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29
Dec. 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 7pm

General Admission $10, Students/Seniors $5

Cast & Crew


Arturo Ui
Barker, Sheet, O’Casey, Judge, Grocer,
Bowl, Crocket, Grocer, Bodyguard, Gunman
Butcher, Prosecutor, Roma’s Bodyguard
Caruther, Dogsborough’s Manservant, Court Physician, Grocer, Pianist,
Dockdaisy, Wounded Woman, Young Inna
Emanuele Giri
Ernesto Roma
Flake, Defendant Fish, Grocer
Gaffles, Prosecutor, Ignatius Dullfeet
Giuseppe Givola
Grocer, Shorty
Mulberry, Goodwill, Greenwool, Gunman
Old Dogsborough
Roma’s Bodyguard, Givola’s Bodyguard, Gunman
Ted Ragg, Grocer, Reporter
The Actor,
Young Dogsborough, Betty Dullfeet


Director (Assistant)
Executive Producer
Graphic Art
Lighting Design
Musical Director
Set Design


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