Newhouse Theater

An adaptation of French playwright Alfred Jarry’s 1896 scatological satire, “Ubu Roi,” concluded our 1988-1989 season. “Ubu” is the story of the buffoon Pere Ubu and his scheming wife. The cast of 13 plays all 70,000 roles, including the whole Russian army, the whole Polish army, a bear, and a disembraining machine. Jarry and his friends wrote the play when they were schoolboys as a way of ridiculing their physics teacher.