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ASU Theatre: “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”

Repeats daily until Oct. 12
ASU Auditorium, Mayer Administration Building
$10 for the general public
$5 for non-ASU students 
Free for ASU students, Arts@ASU subscribers and ASU Activity Card holders
Join ASU for an evening of satirical drama and we go back in time to 1930s Chicago, where the streets were ruled by gangsters like Al Capone.


- This production contains strong adult language, violence and gunshots

Written in 1941, the play chronicles the rise of Arturo Ui, a fictional 1930s Chicago mobster. It also provides a shudderingly accurate parallel between Adolf Hitler and his henchmen on one hand, and the old crime lords of Chicago on the other.

The Cauliflower Trust in Chicago is in need of help and turns to Arturo Ui to begin a “protection” campaign. Ui’s henchmen look astonishingly like Joseph Goebbels and Hermann Goring. Their activities include “accidental” fires and a St. Valentine’s Day massacre.

Ticket sales open at the ASU box office for Arts@ASU subscribers on Sept. 30 - and to the general public on Oct. 2.

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