Ubu the King


By Alfred Jarry
Translation by David Copelin
Directed by Naomi Buckley

When it first opened in Paris in late 1896, Ubu Roi (Ubu the King) immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references and surrealist style. Spectators rioted during the premiere (and final) performance and unrelenting controversy over the play's meaning followed. The play features a main character that is cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque, but the quality and stunning impact of the work was never questioned.
Contains mature themes and strong language.

Edison Studio Theatre

November 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16 at 8pm
November 4, 10, 11 and 17 at 2pm