By Alfred Jarry
Directed by Stephen Davis, assistant professor of theatre arts at Centenary College
WHEN: Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 pm, with performances on Friday, April 29 at 8 PM, Saturday, April 30, at 2:30 PM, and two shows on Sunday, May 1, at 2:30 PM and 7 PM.
WHERE: Centenary College’s Edith Bolte Kutz Black Box Theatre, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown
TICKETS: $10.00 for Adults and $8.00 for children/students. Tickets may be purchased at the Centenary Stage Company Box Office, online at centenarystageco.org, or by phone at 908.979.0900 X3.
“Ubu Roi is full of laughs, humorous dialogue, and a great deal of loony combat fighting!” exclaims assistant director and Centenary College student, Jordan Wells. Ubu Roi premiered in 1896 and is considered one of the precursors to the Theatre of the Absurd and the greater surrealist art movement of the early twentieth century. Jarry’s play satires power, greed and the evil practices of the complacent bourgeois class with his ridiculous characters Ubu Ro, Ma Ubu, King Wenceslas and Captain Sexcrement.
The cast includes Kyle Parham (Woodbury), Erik Gaden (Morristown), Amanda Roy (Mahwah), Morgan Mack (Old Bridge), Brianna Klingaman (Phillipsburg), Christen Demnitz (Hackettstown), Emilio Tirri (Blairstown), Megan McGill (Pompton Lakes), Rachel Grant, Abigail Farmer (Pottersville), Colton Parsons, Alex Kayes (Sparta), Samantha Aflalo (Lyndhurst), Jihyun Parks (Korea), Ashley Valdez, John Brennan(Basking Ridge), Alex Poage, Sean Concannon (Flemington), Alex Huber, George Rateau, Rebecca Rind, and Christopher Hopper .
Ubu Roi is for mature audiences.