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Woodshed Collective's 20/20 Reading Series to Feature Christian Borle, and More

Greg Hildreth, Bill Buell, Kevin Del Aguila, and others will also participate in the series' first production.

Christian Borle will lead Woodshed Collective's production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
(© David Gordon)

Woodshed Collective will kick off the "20/20 Reading Series," a selection of political plays, with The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Woodshed Collective artistic director Teddy Bergman will helm the production.

The play is a satirical allegory of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany prior to World War II. Starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Falsettos) in the title role, the Brecht classic will be performed at a New York City historic landmark, Judson Memorial Church.

Christian Borle will be joined by Greg Hildreth (Cinderella) as Ernesto Roma, Bill Buell (Cyrano de Bergerac) as Dogsborough, Judge, Arnie Burton (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Master of Ceremonies, Ragg, Ignatius Dullfoot, Kevin Del Aguila (Rocky) as Emanuele Giri, O'Casey, David Rossmer (Les Misérables) as Young Dogsborough, James Saito (Life of Pi) as Sheet, Fish, Minster, Ethan Dubin (Rancho Viejo) as Servant, Smith, Court Physician, Inna, Joe Tippett (All the Fine Boys) as James Greenwool, Peter Bartlett (She Loves Me) as The Actor, Elvy Yost (The Catch) as Wounded Woman, Betty Dullfoot, Dockdaisy, Ben Beckley (Dying for It) as Grocer, Gangster, Citizen, and Justin Perez (Justin's Basement Show) as Grocer, Gangster, Citizen.

All proceeds from the readings will go to organizations working to ensure a safe, open, and just society. Two additional readings will be announced for 2017.

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