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Theater: CUA Presents “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” by Bertolt Brecht

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24;
2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Hartke Theatre
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 

In the midst of an economic crisis, a group of businessmen make a desperate deal with gangster Arturo Ui.  What follows is a classic tale of a city held hostage by greed, corruption and violence.  Brecht challenges the audience to consider how much freedom they would willingly give up for the sake of peace and prosperity. 
The director, Eleanor Holdridge, is a visiting professor and the head of the M.F.A. Directing program for CUA’s Department of Drama.  A freelance director of more than 50 professional productions nationwide, she has held positions as associate artist with Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, Mass.; resident director at New Dramatists in New York City; and co-founder and artistic director for the Red Heel Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

Tickets: $12 full price, $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni/staff, and $5 for students.
For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit

SPONSOR: Department of Drama