‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’

At Westmont’s Porter Theater, Sat., Oct. 21. Shows through Sat., Oct. 28.

This startling, profound production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Uipatiently reveals every layer of the playwright’s complex and turbulent vision. Get to the theater 15 minutes early for a giddy pre-show sing-along with the cast and music director John Douglas’s excellent jazz combo, but be prepared for a long night’s journey into Brecht’s full range of registers, which go well beyond cabaret-style satire to embrace Shakespearean tragedy and Blakean prophesy. more

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