Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Gregory Gorrindo
Ubu's Other Shoe Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
September 22 – September 23, 2017
Friday @ 7 pm Saturday @ 2 pm & 7 pm
When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.
What is a Staged Reading?
A staged reading is a form of theatre without sets or full costumes and props. The actors read from scripts, sometimes using music stands. They may be seated, stand in fixed positions, or incorporate minimal stage movement.
SLO REP’s staged reading series is named after the infamous trilogy of plays written by Alfred Jarry (Ubu Roi) that were banned from the stage after riots erupted on opening night. Ubu’s Other Shoe pays homage to the spirit of Jarry and to all artists who strive to explore the fringes of their art. This exciting series exists to offer actors, directors and audience members an opportunity to experience incredible plays that do not necessarily fit into our regular main stage season. Thank you for taking this journey with us.
The kind of unheralded gem that sends people into the streets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word
– NY Times
Ubu's Other Shoe Season Sponsor
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.