Phoenix Theatre Ensemble presents Bertolt Brecht’s savage satire about the rise of a fascist dictator. This version marks the U.S. premiere of Stephen Sharkey's recent translation. More…
It's '30s Chicago, where a crazy but charismatic gangster named Arturo Ui is hellbent on gaining power at all costs. Brecht's farce ultimately turns frighteningly relevant as the playwright uses a wide range of parody and pastiche, from Capone to Shakespeare’s 'Richard III' to Goethe’s 'Faust.' Directed by Obie winner Kevin Confoy.
See it if Just an average theatre guy from the east village here- pleasantly surprised by this production. Great if you like RADIO shows & gangsters
Don't see it if want broadway like plot and singing, this is much more original.
See it if You're interested in seeing interpretations of Brecht. A few *good* performances - but that was about it. The live scoring was great!
Don't see it if You want to see (mostly) bad acting in an interpretation of Brecht.