2012 Program Guide
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March 14 9:00 pm
March 15 7:00 pm
Tickets also available at the venue 1 hour before showtime. Cash only. No latecomers please.
Anything goes as Poland’s fate lies on a tabletop!
Two armies of French baguettes face each other in a stand-off. Tomato bombs explode, an eggbeater hovers over fleeing troops and molasses-blood splatters on fork-soldiers charging Père Ubu. A small-scale fresco of grandiose buffoonery plays out in the hands of two skilled performers, with multiple film references to spice things up.
Based on Alfred Jarry’s infamous Ubu Roi, a work that inspired a riot and the theatre of the absurd, UBU on the Table is a frenetic retelling of antihero King Ubu, a vulgar and infantile man who inhabits a cowardly and cruel world. The ribald pace of the story is enhanced by the puppeteers, who, standing in full view, provide the expressions of agony and rage that the common object actors are unable to convey.