By Alfred Jarry  Translated by Barbara Wright  Directed by Jon Ferguson  Colman Black Box Theater, CSB/SJU  October 16, 2014 - October 25, 2014     One of the most excessive political caricatures, Ubu Roi ranks with the most original and powerful burlesques of all time. The character Ubu Roi was actually based on a schoolteacher who taught Jarry and was fat, mediocre, and hated no more than Jarry hated the mediocrity he saw which was all lumped together in the nineteenth century bourgeois view of art. The play deals with the cruelty of despots and the stupidity of the human condition. "It is timeless, placeless, it shamelessly displays what civilization tries hard to hide."  ALL IMAGES:  ERIC MELZER
       
     
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By Alfred Jarry

Translated by Barbara Wright

Directed by Jon Ferguson

Colman Black Box Theater, CSB/SJU

October 16, 2014 - October 25, 2014

 

One of the most excessive political caricatures, Ubu Roi ranks with the most original and powerful burlesques of all time. The character Ubu Roi was actually based on a schoolteacher who taught Jarry and was fat, mediocre, and hated no more than Jarry hated the mediocrity he saw which was all lumped together in the nineteenth century bourgeois view of art. The play deals with the cruelty of despots and the stupidity of the human condition. "It is timeless, placeless, it shamelessly displays what civilization tries hard to hide."

ALL IMAGES: ERIC MELZER

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