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Berliner Ensemble To Perform Brecht

Posted June 9, 1999

Berliner Ensemble

The Berliner Ensemble celebrates its fiftieth year.

Fifty years after its founding by German playwright Bertolt Brecht, the ground-breaking German theater group, the Berliner Ensemble, will make its long-awaited U.S. debut at Zellerbach Hall July 1 and 2.

Artistic director Martin Wuttke will take the title role in Brecht's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui," a political satire about the making of a fascist. It will be performed in German with English supertitles.

This will be both the first and last chance to see the famed company in this country; following performances at UCLA July 7 to 11, it will disband.

Presented by Cal Performances in association with the Goethe-Institut, San Francisco, tickets to "Ui " ($24/38/45) are available at the Zellerbach ticket office (642-9988).

In conjunction with the event, Cal Performances, the Center for Theater Arts and Theater Bay Area will host two free talks in Zellerbach Playhouse: an on-stage conversation with Wuttke June 29 at 7 p.m., and a colloquium on "Brecht and the Berliner Ensemble: Legacies and Instigations" July 2 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Colloquium participants include W.B. Worthen, incoming chair of dramatic art at Berkeley; Sue-Ellen Case, professor of theatre and dance at UC Davis; John Rouse, professor of theatre at UC San Diego; and Stefan Schnabel, dramaturg of the Berliner Ensemble.



June 9 - July 13, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 35)
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