Written by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by George Tabori
Revised by Alistair Beaton
Directed by Liam Castellan
Fictional mobster Arturo Ui attempts to gain control of the city’s cauliflower racket through ruthless means in Bertolt Brecht’s heavily satirical 1941 play, a thinly-veiled allegory for Hitler’s rise to power. Set in crime-ridden Chicago in the 1930s, this gangster spectacle shows how easily a tyrant can manipulate the masses, with Brecht’s signature meta-theatrical style serving as a unique framing device.
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission