Translated by Jennifer Wise
June 29 — August 19, 2018 at City Garage
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The Great Depression in 1930s Chicago. Unemployment. Fear. Graft and corruption at City Hall. What do you need when society starts to fall apart? A strong man who steps in to take control. Arturo Ui, a small time gangster with an insatiable appetite for power, convinces a panicked population that no one has the answers but him. He and his cronies will provide the protection you’re looking for: even if you don’t know you’re looking for it. Brecht’s 1941 satirical masterpiece classic about Hitler’s rise to power in 1930s Germany demonstrates, with a savage blend of comedy and pastiche, how demagogues take power and how easily—and willingly—democracies become autocracies.
|Champagne Preview:||Friday, June 29, 2018; 8:00pm|
|Opens:||Saturday, June 30; 8:00pm|
|Runs:||Fridays, Saturdays 8:00pm; Sundays 3:00pm|
|Closes:||August 19, 2018|
|Admission:||General Admission: $25; Students/Seniors $20|
|Group Rate:||(Groups 10 and over) $15.|
For more information: Contact Charles Duncombe, Producing Director Charles@citygarage.org