Vitton”  is adapted from the play “Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”  by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1941).

The play chronicles the rise of a fictional mobster, Vitton, and his achievement of ultimate power by mobilising politics, media and local business community and ruthlessly disposing the opposition.

The play is believed to be a satirical allegory of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany prior to World War II.  Brecht had narrated incidents which resembled similar events during that period

The local gangster, Vitton, cherishes to become powerful with money, muscle and political power. He established his power through local political leaders and media by extortion, blackmail and atrocities.

Vitton threatened common people for his forceful protection. He created fear among innocent commoners with his outrage and gained the desired “power

The play ends with the message of the overshadow of Money, Muscle and Power over diaphanous politics,  illustrating how fascist takeovers can happen anywhere in the world.

Scenography: Debesh Chattopadhyay
Direction: Arpita Ghosh
Actors: Babu Dutta Roy Arna Mukhopadhyay Korak Samanta Arpita Ghosh & others