The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: A Gangster Spectacle (Cave Theatre Co.) NYC Reviews and Tickets
Clever, Resonant, Absorbing, Relevant, Confusing
About the Show
Cave Theatre Co. presents Bertolt Brecht’s seriocomic parable about corruption and fascism in the '30s Chicago vegetable trade.
The place is Prohibition-era Chicago, and the once-powerful Cauliflower Trust is in serious trouble: Can they place their fate in the bloodstained hands of the Windy City’s most notorious gangster, Arturo Ui? Brecht's classic cautionary tale warns of authoritarian figures coming to power. Could a dire warning about the rise of a strong-arming populist demagogue still be relevant today?