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Colorado State University Theatre Presents: Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry

October 14 - 23, 2016

1400 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO


With guest Director, Nick Taylor of the Community College of Denver
October 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22, 7:30 p.m.
October 16 and 23, 2 p.m.
Studio Theatre
No charge/CSU students, $18/general public

Often cited as the seminal work of the Avant-garde movement, Ubu Roi is part play, part performance art, and part art instillation. Originally written and staged – with puppets – to mock a school teacher, Ubu Roi is a French allegory about the abuses of the wealthy that includes references to many classical texts…and the rest is poo jokes. In this translation, King Ubu’s flatulent tale displays his over-indulgent rise to the top and Pa Ubu’s plot to usurp the throne from the King of Poland. Filled with scatological humor, physical inanity, a couple of gorillas, and the entire Polish and Russian armies, Ubu Roi is a messy good time perfumed with a 15 second intermission.