On Stage Now: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
In 1930s Chicago, mobster Arturo Ui will stop at nothing to control the cauliflower trade. Terror and bloodshed follow. Can anyone stop him?
A dizzyingly intelligent political satire on the (ir)resistibleness of political thuggery, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by German playwright Bertolt Brecht satirizes the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany by dressing it up as “the gangster film” we thought we knew. In Arturo Ui, the metamorphosis of thug-to-politician through corruption, intimidation and all manner of brutality is thinly masked by a Chicago gangland epic wherein the young Arturo Ui stages a violent takeover of the green-grocer trade.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui runs March 17 to April 2, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m.
As an added benefit and to help facilitate discussions of the play’s themes, each performance will begin with a screening of the 2017 Oscar nominated short documentary “A Night at the Garden.” Using only archival footage, the film documents the 1939 rally at Madison Square Garden held by the pro-Nazi group The German-American Bund. This is a documentary that takes, as The New Yorker put it, an approach to history that doesn’t lull and flatter us.
Talkbacks with the cast and creative team will be held after each Sunday performance.
Admission: $30. Click here for tickets or call 631-298-NFCT (6328).
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Auditions: Sunday in the Park with George
OPEN AUDITIONS for Sunday in the Park with George will be held Saturday, March 4, 2-5 p.m., and Monday, March 6, 6-9 p.m. Callbacks will be Friday, March 10, 7-9 p.m., also at NFCT.
This show, directed by Huck Hirsch, features a large cast of lead roles ranging in age from 20 to 98, and one young girl (8-12). We invite ALL to audition and proudly support open casting for ALL roles to represent a more vibrant spectrum of talented performers in 2023.
Rehearsals begin Tuesday, March 21. The show runs May 18 through June 4: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
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