Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Lisa Woske
Artistic Direction by Michael Siebrass
November 18 – November 19, 2016
Friday @ 7 pm Saturday @ 2 pm & 7 pm
Saturday Shows Only: Take advantage of our Friends & Family Discount! Click “Buy Tickets” then enter promo code “ubu” and your tickets are only $8! Valid for Saturday shows only, 2 pm and 7 pm. Hope to see you there!
ABOUT THE SHOW
When Anna, an unmarried schoolteacher, is diagnosed with ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease, a fatal new malady with a high risk factor for elementary school teachers, she and her brother Carl take flight to Europe. Anna decides she wants to drown herself in the sensuality of food and sex, while Carl becomes involved in a wild Third Mannish espionage scheme to find a cure for his sister on the Continent. Something does not seem quite right with this scenario, but what’s the real story?
There will be a talk-back with the cast, and director Lisa Woske, immediately following the Friday evening performance. Stay after the show to learn more about the process and talk about the play!
What is 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 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.
…a haunting drama…so cleverly constructed that the nature and depth of the problem isn't revealed until the last shattering scene
Playwriting isn't so much a calling as it is a hazing process.
– Paula Vogel
Gina Kirk & Jim Solomon
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Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.