Election season got you down?
Let us help you laugh away some of the ridiculousness of the presidential process by enjoying our upcoming reading The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht.
AND: enter to win tickets to the reading. It’s simple! Just:
- Go to our Facebook post about the contest
- “Like” the post for one entry
- Select the drop-down that you are “going” for another entry
- Comment with your favorite 1930s expression for a third entry!
We will select TWO winners who will each receive 1 ticket to our reading this Friday.
Up to 3 entries per person. We’ll announce the winner on our Facebook page on Friday. Contest ends at 12 pm CST on 11/4.
Brecht, a German, fled his country and was living in America when he wrote this parable play in 1941. The Resistible Rise chronicles the ascent of Arturo Ui, a fictional 1930s Chicago mobster, and his attempts to control the cauliflower racket by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition.
The play is a hilarious and satirical allegory of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany prior to World War II. Yes, it’s actually and legitimately funny!
Brecht also had very specific ideas on how to perform theatre, and its function within society.
We will present the first half of the play for the reading with a cast of 13!