Christ Church Grammar School students tackle challenging Brecht play

Christ Church Grammar School drama student Jack Flanagan (Year 12) takes on Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
Christ Church Grammar School drama student Jack Flanagan (Year 12) takes on Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

SENIOR students from Christ Church Grammar School and neighbouring schools will tackle Bertolt Brecht’s challenging The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui this month.

The school’s The Midnite Youth Theatre Company will present the witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler into a small-time Chicago gangster’s takeover of the city’s green grocer trade, at Subiaco Arts Centre from August 22-24.

Company director Gregory Jones said the cast had worked fearlessly in approaching the challenging play.

“Brecht was against realistic theatre where the audiences ‘hang up their brains’ with their hats in the cloakroom,” Mr Jones said.

Arturo Ui is simultaneously a satirical exploration of the rise of nationalism in Germany and a warning against allowing the events of the 1930s to repeat themselves.”

Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/2Kz6sLA.