Independent Players, now entering its 41st Season producing plays in Elgin, opens this season with one of the most influential plays on Theater of the 20th Century--Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi. It was the precursor of Dada, Surrealism and the Theatre of the Absurd to name a few. When it premiered on 12/10/1896, it opened and closed in one night. The poet W.B; Yeats called it "An event of revolutionary importance." Others criticized it for its "childishness, obscenity, and disrespect for people in power." Here, it will be a look at one of the major events which influenced theater, both in Europe and in America, and worldwide, now, well into the 21st Century. IP believes that theater is so expansive that it can include a play which didn't please, but set the bar for centuries to come.
Performing at Elgin Art Showcase
Friday, September 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 14 at 6pm
Sunday, September 15 at 1:30pm