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PA UBU: "Shitr!"

Geoffery Simmons, Ellen Dessler and Lee Morris in a scene from ReAct's play reading of King Ubu at the Elliott Bay Book Company.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Cast

(in order of appearance)

Gordon Hendrickson
Narrator, King Wenceslas, Czar Alexis, Entire Russian Army, Captain of the Ship, Ensemble
Lee Morris
Pa Ubu
Ellen Dessler
Ma Ubu
Geoffery Simmons
Captain Bordure, Palotin Giron, the Bear, Ensemble
Matt Lovell
Palotin Piles, Prince Boleslas, Michael Federovich, Peasant Stanizlas Leczinsky, General Lascy, Ensemble
Marilyn Gonzalez
Palotin Cotice, Queen Rosamonde, Ensemble
Henry Mark
Prince Bougrelas, Messenger Nicholas Rensky, Ensemble


Directed by
David Hsieh


QUEEN ROSEMONDE: "When I remember how happy we were before this Father Ubu came!"

Matt Lovell, Marilyn Gonzalez and Henry Mark in a moment from ReAct's play reading of King Ubu at the Smoke Farm Festival.
Photo: David Hsieh.


 
"KING UBU" GRAPHIC

King Ubu


By Alfred Jarry

Play Reading

September 6, 2007
The Elliott Bay Book Company


September 8, 2007
The Smoke Farm Festival


MA UBU: "What's stopping you from chopping up his whole family and putting yourself in their place?"
The cast of ReAct's play reading
of King Ubu at the Smoke
Farm Festival.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

PA UBU: "Zounds, by my green candle, I'd rather be as poor as a starving , good rat than as rich as a wicked, fat cat."
The cast performing ReAct's play
reading of King Ubu.
Photo: David Hsieh.


The Program

The Setting

Poland


QUEEN ROSEMONDE: "But, Wenceslas, you need your whole family around you to protect you."
Gordon Hendrickson, Geoffery Simmons, Ellen Dessler, Lee
Morris, Matt Lovell, Marilyn Gonzalez and Henry Mark in
ReAct's reading of King Ubu at the Elliott Bay Book Company.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Ubu Roi

was first premiered on December 20, 1896 at the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre in Paris.

Production Notes

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Ubu Roi is in the public domain.


CZAR ALEXIS: "Infamous adventurer, aren't you the one who helped kill our cousin Wenceslas?"
Gordon Hendrickson as Czar Alexis
with Geoffery Simmons as Bordure
in ReAct's play reading of King Ubu.
Photo: David Hsieh.

 

MA UBU: "But, Father Ubu, what kind of king are you? You're murdering everybody!"
Geoffery Simmons, Ellen Dessler,
Lee Morris and Matt Lovell perform
ReAct's reading of King Ubu.
Photo: David Hsieh.


Special Thanks To...

Karen Maeda Allman for organizational support
The Cast & Crew for production support
Eleventh Hour Productions for funding support
The Elliott Bay Book Company for venue hosting and set pieces
Vera & Joey Ing for donated rehearsal space
Linden Ontjes for organizational support
Rick Simonson for organizational support
The Smoke Farm Festival for hosting and set pieces

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