The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

By Bertolt Brecht, directed by Jonathan Berry

Brecht's epic, ensemble piece recounts Hitler's rise to power through the story of a gangster's attempt to take over the Cauliflower Trade in 1930's Chicago.

May 2007

In the press

" of those red-hot, astonishingly accomplished storefront productions for which Chicago is famous..." 
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"cunning, fast-moving, hard-boiled burlesque...not to be missed production."
- Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
"perfectly clear, thrilling production…not to be missed!"
- Kelly Kleinman, Dueling Critics, 848, WBEZ
"Dazzling swiftly paced spectacle"
- Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times
Highly Recommended, Not to be Missed!
"excellent theatre…a marvelous show."
- Tom Williams,

Artistic Team

Jonathan Edwards
Alex Gillmor
Brendan Melanson
Peter Moore
Jim Poole
Julia Siple
Sean Bolger
Ariel Brenner
Steve Gensler
Yosh Hayashi
Shole Milos
Paul Myer
Josh Odor
Eddie Paul
Jon Stutzman
Vince Teninty

Director: Jonathan Berry
Assistant Director: Karin Paul
Stage Manager: Kimberly Percell
Set Design: Brandon Wardell
Costume Design: Alison Siple
Lighting Design: Heather Gilbert and Jessica Harpenau
Sound Design: Josh Horvath
Production Manager: Julia Siple