2hr. (1 intermission)
Opened Feb 26, 2005
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Extended thru April 9th! The Flea Theater presents Elizabeth Swados' Jabu, a new musical comedy that combines the French Absurdist classic play Ubu Roi with the wild life of young playwright Alfred Jarry. Written, directed, and composed by Swados and starring The Bats, the resident acting company of The Flea. In Jabu, scatological Pa Ubu and his bumbling cronies murder the King and throw the country into mindless chaos. This is juxtaposed against the colorful life of Ubu playwright Alfred Jarry, a vibrant young man determined to be his own comic star. While dimwitted Pa Ubu tries to maintain his wealth and position, Jarry befriends such luminaries of the day as Henry Rousseau and Madame de Rachilde while attempting to get famed director/producer Lugne Poe to produce his play about Ubu. JABU is staged using elements of vaudeville, circus, puppetry, clowning, and musical theater mixed with slides and video. It features a cast of eighteen. Group sales number (15+): 212-226-0051 ext. 109 Appropriate for ages: 15 and up

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Feb 26, 2005
Kevin T. Moore and Nicola Barber in Jabu(Photo © Dixie Sheridan) Elizabeth Swados's concerted attempts to be more pretentious than Read More

Jabu - Feb 26, 2005

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