Jarry | Theater | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
Pin It
Favorite

Jarry 

click to enlarge sl_alfred_jarry.jpg

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

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Fritz Vogt Drawings: A Sense of Place @ Canajoharie Library & Arkell Museum

Fritz Vogt Drawings: A Sense of Place

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 30 — Between 1890 and 1900 itinerant folk artist Fritz G. Vogt roamed the...
Pat MacDonald Solo Show - Local Treasures @ The Berkshire Bank

Pat MacDonald Solo Show - Local Treasures

Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26 — In this solo show, Pat MacDonald’s works depict local places and landscapes...

View all of today's events

Chronogram on Instagram

Latest in Arts & Culture

It’s high time Chronogram made a newsletter about marijuana. Stay in the know with the latest on dispensary openings, industry news, cultivation tips, and more as we cover the emerging cannabis scene in New York and the Northeast. Welcome to High Society.

Subscribe

* indicates required