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Illinois Theatre Presents: The Gangster Play/Circus Circus (Forcibly Adapted from Brecht's The Resistable Rise of Arturo UI)

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Location
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave
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Contact
Sean Kutzko
E-Mail
sekutzko@illinois.edu
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Krannert Center
Directed, adapted, and devised by Anderson/Gliege-Rose and The Company.

Brecht’s 1941 satirical allegory of Hitler’s rise to power, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, follows the elevation of a 1930s Chicago mobster who works a corrupt political and economic system to his advantage. Set in a world of gangsters and unprincipled politicians, Brecht shows us—through wry humor—that demagogues rise only through the complicity of enablers.

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