The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu

by Josh Cragun

Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 West Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

September 5, 2008 - September 28, 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 production is a political satire drawing its roots from 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.

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Dramatis Personae

Director Josh Cragun
Set Designer Ursula K. Bowden
Costume Designer Alexandra Gould
Lighting Designer Liz Neerland
Properties Designer David Hanzal
Big Daddy Ubu Joe Herman
Ma Ubu Caitlin Hammel
Clark Jerome R. Marzullo
Caruther Mitchell Frazier
Dogsburough Mark Rehani
H. Peters Derek Dirlam
Givola Shannon Troy Jones
R. Peters Derek Dirlam
Maid Kecia Rehkamp
Ubu's Conscience Derek Dirlam
Ignatious Dullfleet Sam Ahern
Casey Scot Moore
Judge Sam Ahern
Betty Dullfleet Kecia Rehkamp