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Synaesthetic Theatre's Ubu 2000
Synaesthetic Theatre's Ubu 2000
Synaesthetic Theatre's Ubu 2000

Ubu 2000

10/12/00 - 11/18/00

The NADA Show World Theater Complex
675 8th Avenue
New York City, NY

1 hour

official ubu 2000 website

Ubu 2000 deconstructs Alfred Jarry's revolutionary absurdist work, Ubu Roi, taking Jarry's objective of offending and incriminating audiences and modernizing the context--tipping the sacred cows of race, gender, sexuality, politics, power and money.

Through a series of short sketches that incorporate the structure and highly stylized characters of early 20th Century Burlesque, Ubu 2000 follows Candidate Ubu's persuasion of the public and eventual rise to power as King and Dictator of New York City. Ubu becomes New York's last great reformer, arresting the city, publicly rejecting immorality while privately indulging, banishing the poor and sucking the rich dry. Though inspired by today's down and dirty political scene, Ubu represents the future -- a future in which the Beast awakens and transforms the city that never sleeps into a post-apocalyptic nightmare. By speaking the unspeakable, revealing the invisible, and laughing at our moral desolation, Ubu 2000 aims to jolt audiences into a re-evaluation of the State of the Union, and the role of the individual in the new millennium.

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