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Ubu Roi at Cutting Ball Theater - Discounted tickets for YCSF!

Enjoy classic avant-garde theater at Cutting Ball, with a Yale Drama Alumni Post-Show talk.

The Cutting Ball Theater Presents 

Ubu Roi
by Alfred Jarry 
translated by Rob Melrose (Yale Drama '96)

Yale Club Special Event
Performance: 5PM
Followed by Post-Performance Discussion: 

When Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi premiered in Paris on December 10, 1896, the audience broke into a riot at the utterance of its first word. Jarry’s parody of Shakespeare’s Macbeth defies theatrical tradition through its disregard for audience expectations, replacing Shakespeare’s tragic hero with a greedy, sadistic ogre who becomes the King of Poland by force and through the debasement of his people. Set in a modern luxury kitchen, this re-visioned Ubu Roi features a wealthy American couple who play out their fantasies of wealth and power to excess as they take on the roles of Mother and Father Ubu. Ubu Roi may bring to mind the fall from grace of many a contemporary political leader corrupted by power, from Eliot Spitzer to Dominique Strauss-Kahn. In addition to the translation from Melrose (YSD '96), the production set design is by Michael Locher (YSD '09) and is produced by Managing Director Suzanne Appel (YSD '11).

Join Cutting Ball on February 9 for Ubu Roi and you'll be treated to a post-performance discussion led by Kimberly Jannarone, Professor of Theater at UC Santa Cruz (Yale School of Drama MFA '93, DFA '00) on Alfred Jarry’s life and his invented science, pataphysics.

Yale Club Members get 15% off when using code "YALECLUB" on this performance. Purchase tickets and find more info at http://www.cuttingball.com.

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