The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Performance Dates

This satirical drama recasts the historical events leading to the rise of Adolf Hitler in the guise of depression-era Chicago, which represents Germany. Later in the play, Cicero takes the place of Austria, illustrating the expansion of the Third Reich into neighboring countries. Ui, representing Adolf Hitler, is looking to expand his power, and the Cauliflower Trust, a financial think tank symbolizing East German landowners, simultaneously wishes to expand their profits in such hard times.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
140 minutes


Ernesto Roma; Grocer (Ensemble)
Arturo Ui
Betty Dullfeet, The Woman, Reporter, u/s Sheet (Ensemble)
Mulberry, Dogsborough, Bowl, Grocer (Ensemble)
Young Dogsborough, Manuelle Giri, Inna, Reporter (Ensemble)
Giuseppe Givola, Bodyguard (Ensemble)
Butcher, Ragg, Jim Crocket, Grocer (Ensemble)
Flake, Manservant, Grocer, Dullfeet (Ensemble)
Caruther, Dockdaisy, Gaffles, O’Casey, Grocer, The Woman, Assassin, u/s Betty Du
Clark, Bodyguard, Judge, Grocer (Ensemble)
Bodyguard, Fish, Grocer (Ensemble)
Sheet, Reporter, Grocer, u/s Clark (Ensemble)

Creative Team

Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer