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König Ubu

In the organizer's words:

Or We are fucked

After Alfred Jarry

With "King Ubu" Alfred Jarry created in 1896 a mythical figure in a world of grotesque archetypal images. Ubu is the epitome of the bourgeois, the embodiment of moral depravity, the vulgar tyrant possessed by base instincts and a supreme lust for power.

The play's scandalous success was based primarily on the fact that Jarry dispensed with traditional plot devices and used obscene language. But how can one deal with this today, in a world that already seems like satire itself?

Charlotte Sprenger and her ensemble headline Jarry's play (itself a pastiche of literary set pieces) with a mash-up of scenes and fantasies from our Federal Republic present, in search of the "true Ubu."

With thanks to Wolfram Lotz for the right to use a text from his script "Das Massaker von Anröchte".

Nominated for the Cologne Theater Award 2023

With: Daniel Breitfelder, Frank Casali and Brit Purwin

Director: Charlotte Sprenger

Dramaturgy & collaboration sound effects: Ulrike Janssen

Stage & costume: Max Schwidlinski

Video: Daniel Breitfelder, Charlotte Sprenger

Assistant director: Erika Walter

Technique: Tom Thöne, Paul Hollstein

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