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Often regarded as the forerunner to 1920s and '30s surrealism, Alfred Jarry's most well-known play, "Ubu Roi" (1896), was only performed twice during his lifetime. The French writer's play caused pandemonium and controversy on its opening night with the utterance of a single curse—merdre. Based on Jarry's life, "Jarry: A Spectacle by John Anthony West" captures and emulates the writer's penchant for carefully crafted satire and orchestrated anarchy. First produced off-off Broadway in 1981, the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory hosts four interactive staged readings of West's play. Directed by Andrea Cunliffe, the shows feature extensive audience participation. Performers include local Saugerties talent, including Mik Horowitz, Zoe West, and Chris Bailey, among others. "Jarry" will be performed at 7:30pm on May 17 and 18, and May 24 and 25.(518) 678-2160; Saugertiesperformingartsfactory.com

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  • Saugerties Performing Arts Factory presents "Jarry" on May 17, 18, 24, and 25.

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