The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Post date: Aug 24, 2016 12:6:10 PM

As recently rehearsed in our hall and now playing !

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui | Directed by Phil Rouse

Date: 25 Aug 2016 - 10 Sep 2016

Time: Wed to Sat 7:30pm and 1pm on Tue 30 Aug, Wed 31 Aug, Thu 1 , Tue 6, Thu 8 Sept

Preview: Thu 25 & Fri 26 Aug at 7:30pm

Price: $35 Full / $26 Conc, Under 30, Groups 8+ /$20 Preview [plus $2.50 booking fee per ticket]

Presented by: Theatre Works, Directed by Phil Rouse

Featured on VCE Theatre Studies Unit 4

A world where monsters are made of money, democracy is a myth, and the justice system lies in a coma.

Bertolt Brecht's satire is a mash-up of American gangster movies and Richard III, offering a searing allegory on Adolf Hitler's rise to power through the grimy lens of 1930's Chicago.

After building acclaim reviving Australian playwrights with his company Don't Look Away, Director Phil Rouse turns his attention to one of the giants of 20th century western theatre. It's a production that offers a contemporary take on Brecht's fable, honouring the classic text while illuminating the state of conservative politics in the 21st Century.

'Murderously good' - The Guardian on The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

'Director Phil Rouse is definitely making his mark as a director to watch' - Beat Magazine

Duration: 130 minutes, plus interval

Warnings: Adult concepts, infrequent coarse language, onstage smoke effects, haze effects, strobe lighting, loud music, discharge of firearms, violence. Recommended for audiences 16+ years

ATTN Teachers - Q&A Sessions following all 1.00pm performances

Education Resource available Term Two

For school info or bookings contact: // 9534 3388

Artistic Team

Director: Phil Rouse

Set and Costume Designer: Martelle Hunt

Associate Set Designer: Shane Thompson

Lighting Designers: Rob Sowinski and Bryn Cullen

Sound Designer: Jess Keeffe

Producer: Eric Gardiner

Production Manager: Elizabeth Howells

Stage Manager: Lachlan O'Connor

Assistant Stage Manager: Katharine Timms

Assistant Stage Manager (Pyrotechnics): Taylen Furness


George Banders: Arturo Ui, Doctor

Ben Clements: Sheet, Ragg, Givola

Jennifer Innes: Flake, Dockdaisy, Gaffes, Prosecutor, Wounded Woman, Betty Dullfoot, Gangsters

Kasia Kaczmarek: Clarke, A Servant, Defense, Gangsters

Ciume Lochner: Young Dogsborough, Giri, Courtroom Attendant

Josiah Lulham: Carruther, Bowl, A Tree, Goodwill, Grocer, Fish, Inna, Chicago Grocer

Kym Lynch: Dogsborough, Actor, Grocer, Judge, Minister, Cicero Grocer

Luke Mulquiney: Butcher, O'Casey, Jim Crockett, Gangsters, Ignatius Dullfoot, Cicero Grocer, Chicago Grocer

Peter Paltos: Roma