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Art is the lie that makes us realize the truth
– Pablo Picasso
Written by Alfred Jarry
October 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26, Harlen Adams Theatre
Directed by Katie Whitlock
Scenic Design: Daniel Schindler
Sound Design: Katie Whitlock
Lighting Design: Tom Ontiveros
Costume Design: Gail Holbrook
Make-Up Designer: Gail Holbrook
Murder, Mayhem, Madness…Join us for an evening of absurdity and political caricature as we present Ubu Roi. Premiering in 1896, creating riots in the artistic community, this landmark piece by playwright Alfred Jarry parodied art, politics, and his high school physics teacher in one evening. Pastiching Shakespeare, destroying theatrical convention, and introducing the 'anti-hero,' Jarry presents us with a despot, Ubu, as he murders his way to the throne of Poland generating mayhem in his wake. Considered the precursor of several anti-realist movements, this absurd play presents a biting satire of political power and a cautionary commentary on the human condition wrapped in grotesque humor.