Big Daddy Ubu II PR

How far would you go to keep your vegetables safe?
nimbus presents The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu at the Minneapolis Theater Garage

August 15, 2008

Music, mischief, and murder collide in The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu, written and directed by nimbus co-Artistic Director Josh Cragun. This wickedly comic glimpse inside the ganglands of 1930s Chicago follows the rise of Big Daddy Ubu, a killer who’ll stop at nothing to overthrow the rival Artichoke Alliance. Together with his wife Ma Ubu, Big Daddy claws his way to the top of Chicago’s vegetable rackets only to lose the one thing worth saving: his conscience. Originally performed in 2002, this year’s musical production blends political satire with works by Bertolt Brecht and Alfred Jarry. The result is a razor-sharp critique of political wheeling and dealing, just in time for the upcoming election season. The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu will be presented September 5th through 28th at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage, 711 W. Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis. Friday, September 5th – 8:00 pm Saturday, September 6th – 8:00 pm Sunday, September 7th – 3:00 pm Thursday, September 11th – 8:00 pm Friday, September 12th – 8:00 pm Saturday, September 13th – 8:00 pm Sunday, September 14th – 3:00 pm Monday, September 15th – 8:00 pm Thursday, September 18th– 8:00 pm Friday, September 19th – 8:00 pm Saturday, September 20th – 8:00 pm Sunday, September 21st – 3:00 pm Thursday, September 25th– 8:00 pm Friday, September 26th – 8:00 pm Saturday, September 27th – 8:00 pm Sunday, September 28th – 3:00 pm Tickets are $10 on Thursdays and Sundays, $15 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $18 for the opening night performance and gala. A special pay-what-you-can performance will be held on Monday, September 15th. Tickets are available by calling nimbus at (651) 229-3122 or online at www.nimbustheatre.com. Cast and crew interviews and preview arrangements can be made by contacting Josh Cragun at (612) 237-9810 or via e-mail at josh@nimbustheatre.com. nimbus has been producing bold, challenging and just plain odd theatre in the Twin Cities since 2001. In that time, we have entertained and baffled thousands of Twin Citians with an engaging mix of under-appreciated works by established playwrights, new plays by emerging playwrights and innovative company-created productions. We’re dedicated to creating theatre that crosses boundaries, promotes imagination, and creates new conversations.