Below you will find information on Upcoming Productions on stage at Grenfell Campus.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Al Capone meets Charlie Chaplin meets Adolph Hitler in this gangster show to end all shows that savagely satirizes the rise of 1930s fictional mobster, Arturo Ui. A small-time crook rises to power in the cauliflower racket in Chicago by promising protection to any greengrocers who are ‘with him’ in the vegetable trade. Oh, and by the way, those who are not with him are against him, and have a tendency to disappear. We are going to use a little music, a little comedy, maybe we might parody a few situations and we might even borrow a few lines from a few very well-known writers other than Brecht to lampoon a certain fascist dictator and his rise to power. All this so that we might not forget the dangers of any totalitarian regime and so that we might be more wary of the seeds of fascism that may very well be germinating right in front of us today.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is directed by theatre program chair Jerry Etienne, with set and lights designed by faculty member Roy Hansen-Robitschek and costumes by faculty member Renate Pohl.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui runs November 25th to 28th at 8:00 pm in the Fine Arts Theatre.
The Way of the World
Generally viewed as a masterpiece of Restoration comedy, The Way of the World brings us hilarious aristocrats and scoundrels wrapped up in schemes to further themselves and prevent the marriage of two young lovers. Let’s see now … Mirabell wants to marry Millamant, but Millamant’s fortune can only be claimed if her rich and vengeful aunt, Lady Wishfort, approves. But Wishfort detests Mirabell because he pretended to be in love with her just to gain access to Millamant. To win Millamant’s hand (and her fortune) Mirabell devises a plot that becomes more and more complicated with an abundance of twists and turns brought about by deceit, greed and just plain villainy. Witty wordplay, combined with complex relationships and colourful calculating characters concocting complicated conspiracies will keep you chuckling through this classic Restoration comedy. The Way of the World is directed by guest artist Jeannette Lambermont-Morey, set design is by returning master class instructor Vickie Marston, costume design is by faculty member roy Hansen-robitschek, and lighting design is by faculty member Renate Pohl.
The Way of the World runs October 28th to 31st at 8:00 pm in the Fine Arts Theatre.