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Upcoming Auditions

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Chicago! A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty. Amongst the murk of the Great Depression, there’s room for a small time crook like Arturo Ui to make a name for himself. Ui and his henchmen just want to look after you, to offer protection for workers, for jobs, for businesses.  Nothing to fear.  But a little bribery here, some harmless corruption there, and soon something much more dangerous takes hold. Brecht’s satirical masterpiece about the rise of a demagogue in a new adaptation by Pulitzer, Olivier and Tony Award-winning American playwright, Bruce Norris.


Audition dates:

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, September 17 and 18, 6:30-9:30pm 
  • Lohman Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA. free one hour parking in Lot 8
  • Callbacks if needed Sunday, September 22..

Prepared monologue or cold readings from the script.

Production information:

  • Rehearsals Sunday – Thursday evenings starting September 25
  • Tech weekend Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3



Thursdays through Sundays, November 7 through 24

Casting notes:

  • The play is set originally in 1930’s Chicago and many of the characters have gangsta’ accents.
  • This play contains mature language and content. If you have specific concerns, please talk to the director.
  • I am seeking understudies for all major roles. Understudies will get extensive rehearsal time but will not be guaranteed performances. Please let me know if you are interested.

Partial list of characters

  • Ui - a small time gangster, M/F, 30+
  • Roma, Giri, Givola – Ui’s gang
  • Dogsborough – A respected councilman, M/F 40+
  • Young Dogsborough – Son or daughter, 18-25
  • Clark, Caruther, Butcher, Flake – Members of the Cauliflower Trust
  • Ignatius Dullfeet – a journalist
  • Betty Dullfeet - wife
  • Ragg – a reporter
  • Sheet – a shipyard owner
  • Bowl – shipyard accountant
  • Actor – a washed up thespian
  • Hook – warehouse owner
  • Miscellaneous bodyguards, lawyers, grocers, etc

Open gender and color conscious casting. Non-AEA. No roles precast.

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