THE UBU PROJECT
By Alfred Jarry
Directed by Katherine Jean Nigh
8/6 to 9/13
The power-hungry Ubu and his equally ambitious wife will stop at nothing to gain and maintain power in this classic piece of absurdist theatre inspired, in part, by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Director Katherine Nigh (They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! ) brings a particular sense of fun and her own stylistic interpretation to Alfred Jarry’s still-controversial play from 1896, which is uncannily relevant in this election year.
“It is timeless, placeless, it shamelessly displays what civilization tries hard to hide.” –Barbara Wright