Bertolt Brecht's Hitler allegory in Heiner Müller's original staging.

Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui

Bertolt Brecht, Heiner Müller, Berliner Ensemble

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Heiner Müller’s legendary staging of Brecht’s dark ‘Hitler-operetta’ has been one of the major successes of the famous Berliner Ensemble, featuring the brilliant theatre and film actor Martin Wuttke in the lead role. In his unadulterated satirical allegory, Brecht translated the rise to power of Hitler and his nazis to the gangland of Chicago in the 1930’s. Leading a preposterous procession of nazi caricatures, loathsome small time crook Arturo Ui is the alter ego of Adolf Hitler, an opportunist hooligan who is willing to go to any lengths to work his way up in the world. Ui and his gang are cunningly exploited by influential big business leaders to sideline traditional politics and allowed to seize absolute power.

Programme

Credits

direction
Heiner Müller
set design and costumes
Hans Joachim Schlieker
co-regie
Stephan Suschke
with
Martin Wuttke
Martin Schneider
Volker Spengler
Victor Deiß
Stefan Lisewski
Jürgen Holtz
Margarita Broich
Roman Kaminski
Axel Werner
Veit Schubert
Michael Rothmann
Uli Pleßmann
with
Thomas Wendrich
Stephan Schäfer
Jörg Thieme
Heinrich Buttchereit
Michael Kinkel
Stefan Suschke
Uwe Preuß
Claudia Burckhardt
Detlef Lutz
Larissa Fuchs
production
Berliner Ensemble