October-November 2016

As Managing Director, Hope produced Lyra's debut production, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht in a new translation by Jennifer Wise. Written in 1941, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui was Bertolt Brecht's attempt to explain to Americans how tyranny could come to a democratic state. In Jennifer Wise's modernized translation, eight actors play over forty roles, transform a stage into sixteen locations, and take audiences on a theatrical roller coaster that rivals the best that CNN can offer. The show was featured in The New York Times and received a "Best Bet" distinction from Theater Is Easy.