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Ubu the King

A wild comedy about evil and greed

Original title: Ubu roi
Based on the motifs of the play Ubu the King by Alfred Jarry; collected works of the Ubu ensemble

Director

Jernej Lorenci

Opening night

30 January 2016
Main Stage

Duration:

160 minutes inc. interval

The scandal that divided the audience after the 1896 premiere performance of Ubu the King of then merely 23-year-old Alfred Jarry unexpectedly heralded the developments of the 20th and seemingly also the 21st centuries, in the fields of both art and social life. In the arts, Ubu the King foreshadowed the avant-garde currents that swept away traditional forms, including Surrealism, Dadaism, and even the Theatre of the Absurd, absurd drama, and the subsequent Luddism. While for society it announced the forthcoming avalanche of greed and brutal slaughter. All this comes in the form of an unscrupulous, rowdy, and black-humoured play.
The reckless, greedy, avaricious, but actually cowardly Papa Ubu, incited by his wife, Mama Ubu, a parodied version of Lady Macbeth, to brutally seize power and govern in an even crueller and more totalitarian manner, evokes many allusions. One could even say that every era has its own King Ubu.

Creators

Creative team

DRAMATURG

Matic Starina

Drama Igralec: Matic Starina | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Branko Hojnik

Drama Igralec: Branko Hojnik | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Belinda Radulović

Drama Igralec: Belinda Radulović | odpri ustvarjalca

MUSIC AND SELECTION OF QUOTATIONS BY

Branko Rožman

Drama Igralec: Branko Rožman | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Pascal Mérat

Drama Igralec: Pascal Mérat | odpri ustvarjalca

CHOREOGRAPHER

Gregor Luštek

Drama Igralec: Gregor Luštek | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Tatjana Stanič

Drama Igralec: Tatjana Stanič | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DRAMATURG (STUDENT)

Katja Markič

Drama Igralec: Katja Markič | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Jernej Šugman

Papa Ubu

Nina ValičDrama Igralec: Nina Valič | odpri igralca

Mama Ubu

Bojan EmeršičDrama Igralec: Bojan Emeršič | odpri igralca

Capetain Bordure

Jurij ZrnecDrama Igralec: Jurij Zrnec | odpri igralca

Big priest

Klemen Slakonja

Klemen Slakonja

Boris MihaljDrama Igralec: Boris Mihalj | odpri igralca

Financier

Gregor Zorc

Judge / Big

Žan Perko

Negro / Little

Awards

2016

Jernej Šugman – Best Actor Award “Mladen Crnobrnja Gumbek” for the role of Papa Ubu at Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire

Boris Mihaljspecial achievement award as the author of the closing monologue at Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire

Golden Laurel Wreath for Best Production (MESS)

Jernej Lorenci – Golden Laurel Wreath for Best Director (MESS)

Jernej Šugman – Golden Laurel Wreath for Best Acting Performance (MESS)

Jernej Šugman – Borštnik Award for Acting

Borštnik Award for Collective Production

Festivals

2017

Drama Eurokontext.si 2017, the Slovak National Theatre International Theatre Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia

2016

40th Fadil Hadžić Days of Satire, Zagreb, Croatia

56th International Theatre Festival MESS, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

51st Maribor Theatre Festival

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