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SPE 113 - SPE 113-49"Ubu Rock" is an outrageous...

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Unformatted text preview: SPE 113-49 "Ubu Rock" is an outrageous satire, a hilarious commentary on everything from unbridled political ambition and political correctness to the war in Bosnia. The show was about Pa Ubu, a low-life who plots to kill everyone and take over the world. Together with his wife Ma Ubu, they try to be filthy rich. "Ubu Rock" was an entertaining and provocative production. It's a song-anddance nightmare vision played out brilliantly, bringing out the best in the company. At first, I was rather shocked because of the constant use of profanity thrown left and right. I loved how hysterical some parts were. Also, I was impressed with how creative the lack of space on stage was used. The lighting sufficed but the actor's movements were a hit. They moved flawlessly as if they had been doing this for years. There enthusiasm kept me focused on the musical. The message the director wanted to convey was that evil, this being the Ubu's would never triumph. At the end of the show, everyone came together and found a new land. There was a sense of family, togetherness. The information was presented clearly though at times I had time grasping what act I was on. The actors engaged with the audience, keeping us on our toes. Ubu Rock was hysterical, vulgar, terror, terror all in one. ...
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