Ubu Roi

by Alfred Jarry

  • Performances: April 13 through 16, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. outdoors in the North Third Street sculpture garden
  • As subversive as it is sophomoric, Jarry’s most famous and funniest play–which provoked audiences to riot at its Paris premiere in 1896–marks the beginning of avant-garde theater and the rudiments of an aesthetic that influenced Dada, the surrealists, and the absurdists.  Farcical, scatological, and crammed with pointless plot twists,  King Ubu has grown into a mirror of our meaningless world.  Directed by Suzanne Westfall.
  • Auditions: For information, contact Professor Westfall (westfals@lafayette.edu)