Tickets for our spring mainstage presentation of King Ubu, presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts, are on sale now!
The show runs from March 1 to 9 at the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre.
Written by Alfred Jarry
Translated by David Edney
Directed by David Fancy
Set and lighting by James McCoy
Costumes by Jo Pacinda
Alfred Jarry wrote King Ubu in the 1890’s in large part to poke fun at the idiocy, capriciousness and vanity of political and personal power. it is almost like its author could see into the future and predict the very political climate we are living in today.
The character of King Ubu is a complete fool who talks about poop, loves himself a lot and kills everybody around him whenever he feels like it. He is a patriarch, a racist and a megalomaniac.
His wife, Ma Ubu, is very much like Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth and pushes King Ubu to increasing feats of violence and narcissism. When they are not bickering or having food-fights, Ma Ubu demands King Ubu kill off their adversaries and take over the world. They spend the show chasing their enemies all over a fairy-tale-like Poland before sailing off into a sunset.
In short: the Ubus are the ultimate reality TV show gone wrong.
Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 PM
Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 11:30 AM
Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
$12 Group (10+) each
$5 EYEGO Highschool Student (with Valid ID upon ticket Pick-Up)
General Admission seating.
The Marilyn I. Walker Theatre
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts – downtown campus – Brock University
15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines, ON
Tickets for all performances are available online through the Box Office of the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre. by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person in downtown St. Catharines at 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3M2.
Open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Holiday and summer hours may vary).