Dundee Rep Ensemble Present The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Dundee Rep presents The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

By Bertolt Brecht
In a translation by George Tabori

Revised by Alistair Beaton
Director Joe Douglas
Thu 8 – Sat 10 June, 7pm

When Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Brecht made the decision to flee his home country with his young family, rather than stay and be victimised for his political beliefs. It proved a shrewd move, as the Nazi party fed the fears and injustices felt by the population, marching them towards World War II and the Final Solution.

Written when Brecht was a refugee in Finland, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui charts Hitler’s rise to power as a parable play. Arturo Ui is a wannabe gangster in 1930s Chicago, very firmly in Al Capone’s shadow. But with a bit of muscle from his companions and a few “acting” lessons, a man can run any town. And maybe the town next to that.

Dundee Rep Ensemble take on this funny, gutsy, enlivening play, first produced 60 years ago by the Berliner Ensemble. Brecht fled to the USA because it offered sanctuary from fascist Europe. The final play in our Stars and Stripes Season asks us, in 2017, to spot the signs of hate and encourages us to resist.

A satirical, musical-comedy, touring to Community Centres, Village Halls and the Dundee Rep stage in June.

Tour Dates are:
31-May Ardler Complex
01-Jun Charleston Community Centre
02-Jun Rio Community Centre
03-Jun Murthly Village Hall
06-Jun Kirkton Community Centre
08-Jun Dundee Rep
09-Jun Dundee Rep
10-Jun Dundee Rep
12-Jun Finmill Centre
13-Jun Maxwell Centre
15-Jun Douglas Community Centre
16-Jun Menzieshill Community Centre
17-Jun Eassie, Nevay & Kirkinch Community Association

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