The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 West Franklin Avenue
September 5, 2008 - September 28, 2008
Music, mischief, and murder collide in The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu, written and directed by nimbus co-Artistic Director Josh Cragun. This wickedly comic glimpse inside the ganglands of 1930s Chicago follows the rise of Big Daddy Ubu, a killer who'll stop at nothing to overthrow the rival Artichoke Alliance. Together with his wife Ma Ubu, Big Daddy claws his way to the top of Chicago's vegetable rackets only to lose the one thing worth saving: his conscience. Originally performed in 2002, this year's production is a political satire drawing its roots from Bertolt Brecht and Alfred Jarry. The result is a razor-sharp critique of political wheeling and dealing, just in time for the upcoming election season.
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Director Josh Cragun Set Designer Ursula K. Bowden Costume Designer Alexandra Gould Lighting Designer Liz Neerland Properties Designer David Hanzal Big Daddy Ubu Joe Herman Ma Ubu Caitlin Hammel Clark Jerome R. Marzullo Caruther Mitchell Frazier H. Peters Derek Dirlam Dogsburough Mark Rehani Givola Shannon Troy Jones R. Peters Derek Dirlam Maid Kecia Rehkamp Ubu's Conscience Derek Dirlam Ignatious Dullfleet Sam Ahern Casey Scot Moore Judge Sam Ahern Betty Dullfleet Kecia Rehkamp