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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (PAST SHOW)

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00am to Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Bertolt Brecht's witty satire of Hitler's rise to power in the style of a 30's Hollywood gangster movie.

Notorious gangster Arturo Ui bullies his way to dominance over 1930s Chicago in this biting satire of Hitler’s rise to power. Drawing inspiration from classic Hollywood icons such as James Cagney, Paul Muni, and Edward G. Robinson, this comedy by Berthold Brecht warns of what happens when a vain and violent fearmonger is allowed to go unchecked. With a live band, projected film clips and the witty language of Jennifer Wise’s fresh translation, faculty director Erik Pearson brings a modern twist to this timeless call for resistance.  

November 10–19, 2017:
Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 PM (Talk-backs after both Saturday performances)
Sundays at 3:00 PM

Tickets on sale at

General admission
$18 Adult
$10 Senior (62+)
$10 students & youth
$8 UCSC Student (UCSC undergraduates are eligible for 1 free ticket per production)
$8 UCSC Staff and Faculty w/ ID (up to 2 tickets)
$8 UCSC Alumni (w/ Alumni Association card; up to 2 tickets)

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Ticket window opens 1 hour prior to start for those wishing to pick up tickets in line.
Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Parking $4.

Image credit: By Mark Dixon from Pittsburgh, PA (Trump-WomensMarch_2017-1060276) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons