UPCOMING DISCUSSIONS

 

"[The actors and teaching artists] were so gifted in helping to both bring a meaningful artistic experience into our space and facilitating a thoughtful conversation." 

Todd Bratulich - Pastor for Community Engagement at First Covenant Church

OnStage/OnLine:

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

Frank Theatre

Written by Bertolt Brecht

 

When an economic slump provides prime conditions for the rise of a small-time thug (strikingly similar to Al Capone) to take over the vegetable trade in 1930’s Chicago, a parallel is set up for the story of another thug who is rising to power on the world stage in 1941, Adolf Hitler. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a viciously funny “parable play,” written but rarely performed in the United States. With the 2020 presidential election right around the corner, Ui shows a striking similarity to Trump's rise to power with his use of threats, blackmail, lack of empathy, and bribes of protection. Frank Theatre last produced the play in 2001. 

 

*We will offer students a discounted ticket voucher to see this play or a different play presented by Frank Theatre at a later date. 

 

NOTE: On Stage is going to adhere to the highest level of safety precautions during this time, and even though some classes could be meeting face-to-face in the fall, all On Stage talks will be online until we all can safely gather together.

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ON STAGE_ THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO

WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE PLAYS BEING DISCUSSED IN SPRING CLASSES IN DECEMBER 2020!

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JuCoby Johnson and Stuart Gates at Normandale Community College facilitating an On Stage discussion about Actually 

Miriam Schwartz, Lucas Erickson and Michelle O'Neill at Normandale Community College after facilitating an On Stage discussion about Actually

Harry Waters Jr. at Normandale Community College facilitating an On Stage discussion about Actually 

ON STAGE: CREATING A COMMUNITY DIALOGUE AROUND LIVE THEATER

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