UI

the resistible rise of arturo ui

the red light district’s department of political agitation presents:

the RESISTIBLE rise of arturo UI

(in association with karfiol kollektiv)

by bertolt brecht
translated by jennifer wise
directed by ted witzel

playing at the great hall black box (1087 queen st. w)

november 21 @ 8pm (preview)
november 22 @ 8pm (opening)
november 23 @ 8pm

november 27 @ 8pm
november 28 @ 8pm
november 29 @ 8pm
november 30 @ 2pm & 8pm

december 4 @ 8pm
december 5 @ 8pm
december 6 @ 8pm
december 7 @ 2pm & 8pm

tickets: $25 ($20 student / artsworker)

sponsored by: steamwhistle, NOW magazine, and the york university department of theatre.


the story:

MURDER! EXTORTION! TYRANNY AND THEFT!

chicago in the 1930s. something is rotten in the cauliflower industry. a financial crisis and a corruption scandal allow the city’s most notorious gangster to use brute force and intimidation to manhandle his way to the top of the city’s vegetable racket, leaving behind him a trail of corpses.

brecht’s parable play about the rise of hitler and the people who elected him was written in exile in finland in 1941, in the early years of the second world war, with no end to the nazi terror in sight. fast paced, funny, and shakespearean in scope, ARTURO UI is about the politicians who play dirty and the people who let them.

cast:

daniela pagliarello – ui
rodrigo trigueros – roma
mishka thébaud – givola
josh johnston – giri
alexandra augustine – dockdaisy
tyler hagemann – dogsborough
tina jung – ragg / betty dullfeet / carrots
tiana asperjan – clark / doctor
kayla childs – butcher / gangster / judge / amazonian slut / singer
rose tuong – flake / gangster / prosecution / orator
olivia clarke – mulberry / fish / church slut / gunman
fiorella pennano – carruther / jicama / young dogsborough / jailbait slut / gunman
eric rich – dullfeet / bowl / hook / token queer slut / gunman
sheri godda – sheet / french maid (who moonlights as a hooker) / o’casey (auditor-general) / mahoney (a washed up actor) / james greenwool (baritone and gangster) / defense / gunman / mourner

creative team:

director – ted witzel
assistant directors & stage managers – nicole de angelis & maite jacobson

set, lights, and video – scott spidell
costumes, makeup and props – michelle tracey & amanda wong

production manager – christopher ross
producers – kerry freek & ted witzel

graphic design – richard jacobson




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