On tour from Chicago! One night only! Rough House Theater is back in the 'Burgh, this time with their production of UBU THE KING– Alfred Jarry's 1896 masterpiece of absurdo-surrealism, elaborately retold with original music and over 70 stunning hand-crafted puppets.
UBU THE KING brings Jarry’s seminal satire to life in all its absurd, grotesque glory. In the hands of five power hungry puppeteer-performers, Pa Ubu murders, lies, and farts his way up to the Polish throne – and back down again. Beautifully designed and meticulously realized UBU THE KING is ridiculous, heartbreaking, and spectacular.
$10 suggested donation at the door. 21+
Performed by: David Gordezky, Charlotte Long, Claire Saxe*, Sarah Stockdale, and Nick Strauss
Crew: Adapted and Directed by Mike Oleon*, with Shelley Geiszler in collaboration with the Rough House ensemble; Grace Needlman (Lead Puppet Design & Construction), Kathryn Shivak (Puppet Construction), Will Rudolph* (Lighting & Set Design and Construction), Maddy Low (Costume Design) Niki Dreistadt (Puppetry Assistant), Nicole Neino (Puppetry Assistant), Claire Saxe* (Dramaturg & Production Assistant), Fletcher Pierson (Stage Management/Assistant Director)