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"The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui"

By Mark Dixon from Pittsburgh, PA (Trump-WomensMarch_2017-1060276
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00am to Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Mainstage Theater (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Theater Arts Department

Bertolt Brecht's witty satire, in which notorious gangster Arturo Ui bullies his way to dominance over 1930s Chicago, comes to the stage 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 Bertolt Brecht warns of what happens when a vain and violent fear monger 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.

Notices to audiences:
The play is not recommended for young audiences
Includes mature language and adult themes
Strobe lighting, simulated gunfire, and E-cigarettes are used in this production

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November 10-19, 2017
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30PM
Sundays at 3:00PM
Talk-backs after both Saturday performances
General admission
Tickets on sale at

$18 adult
$10 seniors (62+)
$10 students & youth
$8 UCSC students (UCSC undergraduates are eligible for 1 free $0 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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Theater doors open 15 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