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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui


The Satirical Stage

Written by Bertolt Brecht the story of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” takes on a very satirical approach to gangland Chicago and politics. Arturo is a Chicago mobster who attempts to control the vegetable market through ruthless threats and racketeering, with a larger goal to eventually control more and more of the city.

This show’s adaptation portrays Arturo as larger than life individual. An individual who's presence you feel whenever he is around. Many aspects of the design carries a similar grandiose weight.


This video design for “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” is built around emphasizing this satirical larger than life foundation while keeping a historical theme.

The show starts with a traditional spinning newspaper animation projected across the set headlining all of the major events that will happen throughout the show. This sets the tone for the rest of the show as more classic tropes and satire are introduced.

Additionally, in between each scene is a projected title card styled around early 1940 film titles.


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