Set amidst the economic turmoil of the 1930’s, the play chronicles the rise of Arturo Ui, a Chicago mobster, and his attempts to control the cauliflower racket. Brecht intended his play to be a satirical allegory of Adolf Hitler’s rise in Nazi Germany; this version puts a timely spin to the play by highlighting parallelisms between that era and present-day circumstances.
"Ang Muntik Nang Di Mapigilang Paghahari ni Arturo Ui" is directed by Alexander Cortez. Filipino adaptation by Katherine Sabate, Joshua So and Patrick Valera, original music by Diwa de Leon and choreography by Dexter Santos.
The show runs February 17-March 7 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, U.P. Diliman, Wednesday to Friday, 7 p.m., and on weekends, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
For more information, call 0906-3848616 or the Dulaang UP Office 9261349, 9818500 local 2449 or 4337840. Established in 1976, Dulaang UP is the country’s premiere academe-based theater company.