A parable play and fantastic spectacle,
warning of the dangers of a desperate populace
handing over power to a corruptleader.
In The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui,
Brecht recasts Hitler as Arturo Ui,
a small town mobster in 1930’s Chicago.
Bolstered by illusions and thug tactics,
Arturo Ui rapidly ascends to a position of power
and respectability over an economically self-interestedpublic.
Rachel Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003)
was an American member of the
International Solidarity Movement (ISM)
who traveled to the Gaza Strip
during the Al-Aqsa Intifada.
She was killed when she tried to obstruct
a Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer o
perated by the Israel Defense Forces(IDF.)
Countdown to Zero is a political theatre collective
established in 2007 by Brian Freeland & Julie Rada.
The collective has committed to a series of 10 theatrical works
(10 counting down to zero)
at which time the collective willdisband.