UBU MAYOR: A HARMFUL BIT OF FUN
musical play with music written, directed & composed by Adam Seelig
RAVE REVIEWS FOR UBU MAYOR!!!
"Funny, obscene, provocative" -CBC
"Sharp-witted, Ubu-clever satire" -MARTIN MORROW
"Absurd, big, crazy fun" -LIFE WITH MORE COWBELL
"Theatre of the absurd at its finest... an absolute must see" -MOONEY ON THEATRE
World Premiere! September 12 - 21, 2014
POLITICS. MUSIC. BACON.
MICHAEL DUFAYS (Dora nominee, Arigato Tokyo)
RICHARD HARTE (The Boys in the Photograph, Talking Masks)
ASTRID VAN WIEREN (Dora Award, This Wide Night)
**LIVE BAND** led by
TYLER EMOND - bass (Oscar Peterson Prize)
JEFF HALISCHUK - drums
ADAM SEELIG - piano
September 12 - 21, 2014
Tue-Sat 8pm | Sun 2pm
76 Wychwood Avenue
In Artscape's Wychwood Barns (map)
Tickets $25 | $20 student senior artist
Plus $15 "Gravy Train" Sundays
Call 416 915 0201 - no service fees!
Or buy online
Alfred Jarry's merde-filled masterpiece of 1896, Ubu Roi, meets the internationally renowned antics, absurdities and obscenities of Toronto's mayor and brother, Rob and Doug Ford, in One Little Goat's first play to feature live music. Just in time for Toronto's highly anticipated municipal elections...
Ubu Mayor involves a mayor (Ubu) whose wife (Huhu) is having an affair with his older brother (Dudu). Ubu wants Huhu to love him again; Ubu wants what's best for the city; but both his love and political ideals are foiled by brother Dudu's machinations.
Media & Links
Official media release
Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi on Google Books
Ubu Roi on UbuWeb
Alfred Jarry: A Pataphysical Life by Alastair Brotchie
Featuring MICHAEL DUFAYS | ASTRID VAN WIEREN | RICHARD HARTE
Written, Directed & Composed by Adam Seelig
Sets & Costumes Jackie Chau (Dora nominee)
Lighting Laird MacDonald (Dora nominee)
Live Band led by Music Director Tyler Emond (Oscar Peterson Prize)
Jeff Halischuk (drums)
Adam Seelig (piano)
Stage Manager Sandi Becker
Assistant Producer Sophia Fabiilli
Publicity Linda Litwack