The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Fresh Theatre

In a city threatened by economic crisis and compromised by corruption, a small-time but ambitious local gangster is on the rise. The truth becomes arbitrary and control the new currency in this riotously funny, farcical but all too familiar tale that asks the question; how could we let someone like that, rise to power? Written in 1941 by German playwright in exile, Bertolt Brecht. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a scathing satire of the political ascent of Hitler and the Nazi party. Fresh Theatre’s modern re-telling of this cautionary tale is both beautifully silly and politically poignant, with characters that are recognizable from both the past and the present. Murder, music, mayhem and wit combine in this brutally funny and searingly clever performance. Directors Shaz Mullens and James Cutler bring a vivid and distinctive vision to this great play. Presented outdoors, a talented ensemble of performers and musicians are surrounded on every side by stunning urban art in the secluded alleyway accessible space of The Backyard. Visually vibrant and politically provocative this play is big and it is brutal. Welcome to the Jungle.
Theatre/Venue NameThe Backyard
Venue addressCivic Ln, Ringwood VIC 3134
All performance dates and start times

Thursday 17 March, 8pm
Friday 18 March, 8pm
Saturday 19 March, 8pm
Sunday 20 March, 8pm

Thursday 24 March, 8pm
Friday 25 March, 8pm
Saturday 26 March, 8pm
Sunday 27 March, 8pm

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Creative Team

Directors – Shaz Mullens & James Cutler

Cast List

Troy Larkin
Helen Doig
William Hassall
Jackson Heenan
Hayley Noy
Marc Opitz
Dominik Shields
Jordan Stack
Tara Thorne

Shows in March 2022

ShowTheatreVenue Show CategoryOpening Night Date
The Resistible Rise of Arturo UiFresh TheatreThe BackyardPlay17/03/2022More Info
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The Long RoadEltham Little TheatreEltham Performing Arts CentrePlay18/03/2022More Info
ChicagoFootlight ProductionsThe Palais GeelongMusical25/03/2022More Info
On BroadwayCPAC Musical TheatreHillcrest Christian College TheatreMusical05/03/2022More Info
TribesEncore TheatreClayton Community CentrePlay11/03/2022More Info
RumoursEssendon Theatre CompanyBradshaw Street Community HallPlay17/03/2022More Info
Blithe SpiritFrankston Theatre GroupMount Eliza Community CentrePlay25/03/2022More Info
I Ought To Be In PicturesPeridot TheatreThe Unicorn TheatrePlay25/03/2022More Info
The WeekendGeelong Repertory Theatre CompanyWoodbin TheatrePlay18/03/2022More Info
Mamma Mia!Maffra Dramatic SocietyThe Wedge - John Leslie TheatreMusical03/03/2022More Info
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MortCPP Community TheatreBoronia K-12 College Performing Arts CentreMusical25/03/2022More Info