The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

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October 30 - December 22, 2018

“With a cast of wily, willing storytellers headed by a blisteringly good Raúl Esparza, John Doyle’s Arturo Ui is a sly, fearsome sideshow, a deceptively humble, hugely exciting piece of work.” – Sara Holdren, New York Magazine

“Full of such enlivening moments of actorly glee.
Every one of them is a pleasure to watch.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times


“In 1930s Chicago, mobster Arturo Ui will stop at nothing to control the cauliflower trade. Terror and bloodshed follow. Can anyone stop him? Brecht’s skewering of Adolf Hitler and totalitarianism is given renewed significance in a production directed by John Doyle. Written in 1941, the play was one of the Berliner Ensemble’s greatest box office successes.”

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Director + Scenic Designer :
John Doyle

Lighting Designer :
Jane Cox + Tess James

Costume Coordinator :
Ann Hould-Ward

Sound Designer :
Matt Stine

Production Stage Manager :
Bernita Robinson

Assistant Stage Manager :
Jessica Fleischman

Casting :
Telsey + Company
Adam Caldwell, William Cantler, Karyn Casl


George Abud (Clark/Ragg), Eddie Cooper (Roma), Elizabeth A. Davis (Giri), Raúl Esparza (Arturo Ui), Christopher Gurr (Dogsborough/Dullfeet), Omozé Idehenre (O’Casey/Betty Dullfeet), Mahira Kakkar (Flake/Dockdaisy), Thom Sesma (Givola)

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Christopher Gurr is an American theatre artist and educator known for playing a wide range of roles on Broadway and across the U.S. as well as the more readily accessible reaches of Canada.

Native Southerner, Midwest educated, with chapters in Northern California and southern Appalachia he currently makes his home in New York City.

For more information on Christopher’s coaching services click here.