Ubu the King at the National Puppetry Festival

July 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Concordia Universty
1282 Concordia Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

Adapted from the Alfred Jarry play by Mike Oleon with Shelley Geiszler

Ubu the King brings Jarry’s seminal satire Ubu Roi to life in all its absurd, grotesque glory. In the hands of five power hungry puppeteer-performers, loveable dirtbag Pa Ubu murders, lies, and farts his way up to the Polish throne—and back down again. Beautifully designed and meticulously realized, Ubu is ridiculous, spectacular and regrettably relevant.

Performed by David Gordezky, Scott Ray Merchant, Mike Oleon, Brittny Rebuhn, Claire Saxe

Additional info available here.

Directed by Mike Oleon
Lead Puppet Design: Grace Needlman
Assistant Puppet Design: Kathryn Shivak
Lighting & Set Design: Will Rudolph
Costume Design: Maddy Low
Puppet Construction: Niki Dreistadt & Nicole Nienow
Dramaturg: Claire Saxe
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Fletcher Pierson