King Ubu


Pointless Theatre presents a take on one of the iconic works of the early avant-garde. King Ubu is a new translation of Alfred Jarry's seminal Ubu Roi, which has been sticking its tongue out at politics, war, and theatre orthodoxy since its premiere in 1896. Hilarious, violent, and absurd, King Ubu promises audiences lowbrow humor, ludicrous language, and full-bore puppet carnage all wrapped up into a funhouse take on classical tragedy. 

Presented by Pointless Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$18 - $30

Discount Tickets Available $15 tickets to previews. $18 reduced price ticket for: 35 and under, 65 and older, Student or Educator, Active Duty Military, Unemployed. Must present valid ID or documentation.

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Box Office Phone: 202-733-6321

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 12/08/2016 - 01/07/2017
Sunday ---
Monday ---
Tuesday 8:00pm--
Wednesday 8:00pm--
Thursday 8:00pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 3:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 12/11/2016 - 7:00pm Opening NIght

Extra Performances

  • 12/18/2016 - 8:00pm

Dark Days

  • 12/13/2016 - 8:00pm
  • 12/24/2016 - 3:00pm
  • 12/24/2016 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Haely Jardas Ma Ubu
Colin Connor Pa Ubu
Mary Myers Ensemble
Nick Martin Ensemble
Lee Gerstenhaber Ensemble
Madeline Key Ensemble
Scott Whalen Ensemble
Sarah Wilby Ensemble
Production Personnel
Alfred Jarry
Frank Labovitz
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Frank Labovitz
Musical Director
Mike Winch
Lighting Designer
Mary Keegan
Adapted By
Pointless Theatre
Adapted From
Ubu Roi
Puppet Designer: Patti Kalil, Rachel Menyuk
Properties Designer: Amy Kellett


Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
916 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
About the Venue:
By providing free space, mentorship, and other essential resources, the Mead Theatre Lab Program serves as a launching pad for exhilarating projects being developed by The District’s next generation of performing artists.

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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