Written by Sharr White
Ubu's Other Shoe Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
March 16 – March 17, 2018
Friday @ 7 pm Saturday @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Just as Juliana Smithton’s research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.
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.
Sudden flares of uncontrolled feeling appear like lightning flashes from a sky that was clear just moments before…Gradually our faith in this seemingly most reliable of narrators is undermined by deftly disclosed pieces of information.
– NY Times
Ubu's Other Shoe Season Sponsor
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.