Ubu Rex

Dramatic / Male/ Female / Unarmed (UA) / February 16, 2018

Samuel French

David Copelin

Ma Ubu and Pa Ubu

Ubu Rex, David Copelin’s translation of the world’s first absurdist play, Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi, unmasks the savagery just below the surface of “normal” human behavior. The play’s premiere in Paris in 1896 caused a riot. Set in “Poland – that is to say, nowhere”, the play satirizes governments, philosophies, Shakespeare, and the greed and vanity of ordinary human beings. It is also very funny