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Events / Arts & Theater

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht (OPENING NIGHT)

June 29 - August 12, 8:00 pm - 3:00 pm
City Garage Theatre at Bergamot Station

Event Overview

(THROUGH AUG. 12) Ladies and gents, we bring you tonight the Great Historical Gangster Show! 1930s Chicago. The Depression in full swing. Unemployment. Fear. Graft and corruption at City Hall. What do you need when society starts to fall apart? A strong man who steps in to take control. Arturo Ui, a small time gangster with an insatiable appetite for power, convinces a panicked population that no one has the answers but him. He and his cronies will provide the protection you’re looking for: even if you don’t know you’re looking for it. Brecht’s 1941 satirical masterpiece classic about Hitler’s rise to power in 1930s Germany demonstrates, with a savage blend of comedy and pastiche, how demagogues take power and how easily—and willingly—democracies become autocracies.

Fridays, Saturdays 8:00pm; Sundays 3:00pm

June 29 - August 12, 2018 

Special preview on Friday, June 29 at 8:00pm with complimentary champagne; Opening night Saturday, June 30 at 8:00pm

Parking Information:
Free parking on site
Accessibility Information:
ADA accessible

Event Overview

(THROUGH AUG. 12) Ladies and gents, we bring you tonight the Great Historical Gangster Show! 1930s Chicago. The Depression in full swing. Unemployment. Fear. Graft and corruption at City Hall. What do you need when society starts to fall apart? A strong man who steps in to take control. Arturo Ui, a small time gangster with an insatiable appetite for power, convinces a panicked population that no one has the answers but him. He and his cronies will provide the protection you’re looking for: even if you don’t know you’re looking for it. Brecht’s 1941 satirical masterpiece classic about Hitler’s rise to power in 1930s Germany demonstrates, with a savage blend of comedy and pastiche, how demagogues take power and how easily—and willingly—democracies become autocracies.

Fridays, Saturdays 8:00pm; Sundays 3:00pm

June 29 - August 12, 2018 

Special preview on Friday, June 29 at 8:00pm with complimentary champagne; Opening night Saturday, June 30 at 8:00pm

Parking Information:
Free parking on site
Accessibility Information:
ADA accessible