Gurr News : Christopher Gurr Joins CSC's Arturo Ui

 Raúl Esparza is Arturo Ui, photo by Jeff Brown for The New Yorker

Raúl Esparza is Arturo Ui, photo by Jeff Brown for The New Yorker


Christopher Gurr joins Raúl Esparza, George Abud, Eddie Cooper, Elizabeth A. Davis, Omozé Idehenre, Mahira Kakkar, and Thom Sesma in the John Doyle’s Classic Stage Company production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, running October 30 through December 22, 2018 at CSC’s Lynn F. Angelson Theater.

 John Doyle, Artistic Director, Classic Stage Company

John Doyle, Artistic Director, Classic Stage Company

“…if we’re not screaming and shouting now, when are we ever going to do it?”

— John Doyle


“Every day I read the play, I think, ‘I hear these words on CNN as I read them on the page.’ The play will be falling right around the midterm elections, and it’s fitting that it reminds us of the choices that are available to us in relation to the way the world can go,” commented Doyle. “That really is at the foundation of what classical theatre says. Classic plays have politics at their heart—you take a play like Richard III or the Scottish Play—they’re warnings. And there’s a warning in Arturo Ui. This is a time for theatre to say something; if we’re not screaming and shouting now, when are we ever going to do it?”




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Christopher Gurr is an American theatre artist and educator known for playing a wide range of roles on and off Broadway, 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.

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