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IU Theatre 2017-2018: The Resistible Rise of Arturo UI

Arturo UI

The Resistible Rise of Arturo UI

By Bertolt Brecht
Translation by George Tabori, revised by Alistair Beaton
Directed by Liam Castellan

Associate Producers:
Anne and Jim Bright

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December 1, 2, 5-8, 2017, @ 7:30 pm
December 9 @ 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Wells-Metz Theatre



Bertolt Brecht's heavily satirical 1941 play is a thinly-vieled allegory for Hitler's rise to power. Ruthless mobster Arturo Ui Seeks to gain control of crime-ridden Chicago's lucrative cauliflower racket, illustrating how democracy can slide into dictatorship.


Glynnis Kunkel-Ruiz (Arturo Ui)

Ellise Chase (Roma)

Nathan Kohlmeier (Giri)

Eleanor Sobczyk (Givola)

Alexa Lively (Butcher)

Katie Swaney (Clark)

Larkin Reilly (Bowl/Inna)

Carina Lastimosa (Sheet/Ragg/Betty)

Athena Kopulos (Dogsborough)

Maya McQueen (Young Dogsborough/Shorty)

Courtney Reid Harris (M.C./Dockdaisy/Ignatius)

Dominic Pagliaro (James Greenwool)


Brantley Goodrich

Brynn Jones

Mia Siffin

Production Team

Liam Castellan (Director)**

Jennie Fischer (Scenic Designer)

Qi'er Luo (Lighting Designer)

Sheumais McHenry (Sound Designer)

Alec Parson (Technical Director)**

Jeremy Smith (Props Master)

Heather Milam (Cutter/Draper)

Darrian Brimberry (Master Electrician)

Kathryn de la Rosa (Production Dramaturg)

Kate Peters (Stage Manager)

Dominique Okoh (Assistant Stage Manager)

Taylor Fischer (Assistant Stage Manager)

Addie Helfers (Assistant Stage Manager)

** Denotes 3rd Year M.F.A. Thesis Design / Technology Project