ASU Theatre: “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”
$5 for non-ASU students
Free for ASU students, Arts@ASU subscribers and ASU Activity Card holders
ONE WEEKEND ONLY
- 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.