Ubu the King brings Alfred Jarry’s seminal satire to life in all its absurd, grotesque glory. In the hands of five power hungry puppeteer-performers, the loveable a**hole Pa Ubu murders, lies, and farts his way up to the Polish throne – and back down again. With over 70 meticulously realized puppets, Rough House’s Ubu is ridiculous, heartbreaking, and spectacular.
At the Chopin Theatre. 1543 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642. Tickets $15-20. For Press and additional info, email: email@example.com
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)
Photo Credit Joe Mazza