Each “City Garage Classic Weekend” is free starting on Friday at 8:00pm for a week until the following Friday at noon, but we welcome donations. Please make your contribution on our Chuffed page and then head over to Youtube to enjoy the show!
Streaming this weekend on City Garage’s YouTube channel is a production from 2018, Bertolt Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui,” translated by Jennifer Wise.
And here is a little about “Arturo Ui”
1930s Chicago. The Depression in full swing. Unemployment. Fear. Graft and corruption at City Hall. What do you need when society starts to fall apart? A strong man who steps in to take control. Arturo Ui, a small time gangster with an insatiable appetite for power, convinces a panicked population that no one has the answers but him. He and his cronies will provide the protection you’re looking for: even if you don’t know you’re looking for it. Brecht’s 1941 satirical masterpiece classic about Hitler’s rise to power in 1930s Germany demonstrates, with a savage blend of comedy and pastiche, how demagogues take power and how easily—and willingly—democracies become autocracies.
“City Garage, known for daring, highly stylized sociopolitical theater, is the ideal local company to revive this infrequently done, disturbingly timely play.”
Los Angeles Times
“The demagoguery so prevalent in today’s world politics makes this production of Arturo Ui particularly timely and relevant.”
Edward Goldman, Art Talk
“There are plays that are both timeless and timely and The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui is the best possible choice The City Garage could have made of the lot of them….City Garage makes good use of Wise’s rapid-fire and engaging translation with a cast that embodies all things 1930-40s Gangster with strong physical choices and a bevy of accents that are impressive and delightful.”
The Theater Times
Presenter / Producer: Frederique Michel & Charles Duncombe
Theater > Drama
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 310-453-9939
City Garage Theater
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica CA 90404
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 2/26/2021 - 3/5/2021
Each “City Garage Classic Weekend” is Pay-What-You-Can viewing starting on Friday at 8:00pm until the following Friday at noon. Please make your contribution on our Chuffed page and then head over to Youtube to enjoy the show!
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