Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

A photo of some of the cast in the Oswaldtwistle Players production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, which starts this coming Wednesday for four nights at the Civic Theatre, Oswaldtwistle.

Front left is Paul McGowan who plays Ui. Next to him, with the machine gun, is Chris Knight, our producer. I'm stood just behind him at the edge of the photo, arms folded and looking as grim as I can manage as a gangster bodyguard. Our first dress rehearsal is Sunday at the theatre.

Popular award winning local actor Paul McGowan takes the title role of Chicago mob leader Arturo Ui in this blackly comic satire set in the late 1920’s. Arturo runs his protection racket with a Hitler-like ruthlessness. With his murderous gang he takes control of the greengrocery wholesale business in Chicago using extortion and intimidation .
First Chicago, then Cicero and then...? Nothing less than world domination in the cauliflower trade.

 OSWALDTWISTLE PLAYERS present this classic and chillingly funny play
 at the newly re-furbished Civic Theatre (it’s very nice now),
Union Rd, Oswaldtwistle BB5 3HZ

The Resistible Rise of ARTURO UI
by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Chris Knight
April 6th to 9th 2011 at 7.30pm

Tickets:-   Adult £8, concessions, £7. with a special first night price of £6 all seats
Discounts available for block bookings.

Available from:-
The Tourist Office, Accrington Town Hall,
The Civic Arts Centre, Union Rd, Oswaldtwistle,
Edmundson’s Sweet Shop, 172 Union Rd, Oswaldtwistle
Or ring 01254 236057

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