IPUF: Ubu on the Table
PART OF THE THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PRAIRIE PUPPET FESTIVAL
Live performance of the multi-award-winning Ubu on the Table by La Pire Espèce from Montreal.
"We saw Ubu on the Table at Calgary's Festival of Animated Objects in 2013 and have always wanted to bring this fantastic, high energy, hilarious show to IPUF - and now we have!! We are very proud to present UBU!!" - IPUF Team
A world of grotesque on a table! This award-winning Object Theatre adaptation of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi (King Ubu, 1896) has garnered much praise – the objects' raw form and the performance's frenetic pace are perfectly suited for Jarry's cruel farce.
Since its creation, Ubu on the Table has been performed over 850 times in Québec, Mexico, Brazil and Europe! Two armies of French baguettes face each other in a standoff as tomato bombs explode, an egg beater hovers over fleeing troops and molasses-blood splatters on fork-soldiers as they charge Père Ubu. Anything goes as Poland's fate is sealed on a tabletop! Multiple film references spice things up as two performers hammer-out a small-scale fresco of grandiose buffoonery.