Ubu Sings Ubu
OBERON Presents, OBERON Shows
February 4 - 5, 2016
ubu Sings Ubu

Ubu Sings Ubu mixes a Google Translate version of Alfred Jarry’s 1896 scatological satire, Ubu Roi, with songs written by the experimental rock band Pere Ubu. And it works. This is Ubu as punk cabaret, dynamic dance numbers and all.” The New York York

“Splendid, enraged, hilarious…well played.”
     — Time Out New York

"(Tony Torn is) a downtown treasure"
     — Time Out New York

“Julie Atlas Muz is the quintessence of fabulousness”
     — Gay City News
Adapted & Co-directed by Tony Torn
Co-directed & Choreographed by Dan Safer
 

LIVE BAND ON STAGE! DANCING GIRLS! MAYHEM AND DESTRUCTION! DRINKS! Adapted from a version of the original French text of Alfred Jarry’s scandalous play Ubu Roi, and run through the Google Translate engine, Presence Productions' Ubu Sings Ubu is a theatrical mash up with the art punk songs of the cult experimental band Pere Ubu.

Starring Tony Torn and Julie Atlas Muz as Pa and Ma Ubu, this production features the Ubu Sings Ubu Band, a live Pere Ubu cover band, with Mark Ettinger (Flying Karamazov Brothers) on keys/theremin/oscillator, Matt Butterfield (600 Highwaymen's THE RECORD) on guitar, Emmitt Joe George (the Strap-Ons) on bass and Patrick "Paddymyke" Conlon (Agents of Karma, G.C.B.E, Work of Art and The Natural Mystics) on drums.

 

Welcome to the lewd and crude “Ubu Sings Ubu,” which mashes up Jarry’s scatological satire of power, corruption, and bourgeois complacency with the seminal art-punk songs of Cleveland experimental garage rockers Pere Ubu. More

Ms. Muz is perhaps best remembered for arriving at the opening party wearing only a pale dusting of glitter over her nipples. (A mistake, she acknowledged: “I should have put lipstick on them to make them pop.”) More

Loud, inspired and more than a little deranged, "Ubu Sings Ubu" mixes a Google Translate version of Alfred Jarry's 1896 scatalogical satire, "Ubu Roi," with songs written by the experimental rock band Pere Ubu. And it works. This is "Ubu" as punk cabaret, dynamic dance numbers and all. More

Press Releases

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, presents the fifth offering of its 2015/16 OBERON Presents series — UBU SINGS UBU; Adapted and Co-Directed by Tony Torn, Choreographed and Co-Directed by Dan Safer and starring Tony Torn and Julie Atlas-Muz.
The 2015/16 OBERON Presents Series to Include Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet, Kansas City Choir Boy Featuring Todd Almond and Courtney Love, Tony Torn in Ubu Sings Ubu, Young Jean Lee’s We’re Gonna Die, and More

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Ticket prices

Tickets from $25 | Student Tickets $15

Venue

OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Box Office: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

Need to know

This production contains strobe, strong language, adult/sexual content, and simulated sex.

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