Translated with Google Translate, adapted by Pointless Theatre (with apologies to Monsieur Jarry)

A new translation of Alfred Jarry's seminal Ubu Roi. This iconic work of the early avant-garde has been sticking its tongue out at politics, war, and theatre orthodoxy since its premiere in 1896. Hilarious, violent, and absurd, King Ubu promises audiences lowbrow humor, ludicrous language, and full-bore puppet carnage all wrapped up into a funhouse take on Macbeth and classical tragedy. Directed by Frank Labovitz - a Helen Hayes award winning designer making his DC directorial debut - and featuring music by Helen Hayes nominee Mike Winch and the return to the stage of former Miss DC Haely Jardas, King Ubu is not for the faint of heart and not to be missed.

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Ubu is simply too powerful a stick of dynamite to reduce to a talking point. It is as crude, as petty, and as unlikely as our era – if considerably better produced – and we all need it, and more like it.

But if I’m making you feel obligated or so-over-it or anything like that in regards to whether you’re going to see Pointless’ production, don’t overthink it. Just go see some puppets get beheaded.
— DC Theatre Scene

PRESS

RECOGNITION

2017 Helen Hayes nominee (Helen) - Outstanding Production, Outstanding Musical Direction (Mike Winch) + Outstanding Costume Design (Ivania Stack)

DC Metro Theater Arts Best of 2016 - Best Play + Best Direction


King Ubu premiered December 8, 2016 - January 7, 2017 at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
RUN TIME: 2 hours with one intermission

ENSEMBLE & CREATIVE TEAM

Cast:
HAELY JARDAS Ma Ubu
COLIN CONNOR Pa Ubu

Ensemble: 
LEE GERSTENHABER, BRANDON LEATHERLAND, SYDNEY LO, MARY MYERS
MADELINE KEY, NICK MARTIN
SCOTT WHALEN, SARAH WILBY

Creative Team:
FRANK LABOVITZ Director
MIKE WINCH Music Director
IVANIA STACK Costumes
FRANK LABOVITZ Set
PATTI KALIL, RACHEL MENYUK Puppets
AMY KELLETT Props
MARY KEEGAN Lights

JOSIE FELT Production Stage Manager
HAYDEN MORRISSETT Assistant Stage Manager