"Loud, inspired and more than a little deranged, 'Ubu Sings Ubu' mixes a Google Translate version of Alfred Jarry’s 1896 scatological satire, 'Ubu Roi' with songs written by the experimental rock band Pere Ubu. And it works. This is 'Ubu' as punk cabaret, dynamic dance numbers and all. Smartly directed by Tony Torn, who also adapted the piece, and Dan Safer, who doubles as it's choreographer" - LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES, NY TIMES 

"The audience is sozzled, plied with liquor from the onstage bar; the performers are soaked, dripping with sweat, makeup and (I'm pretty sure) kielbasa juice. The room is a sponge that can't take another drop. Yet the substance that truly saturates Ubu Sings Ubu is history, the long tale of experimental-absurdist drama, and a venerated stink rises from every dirty, sexy pore...(the musical) numbers are splendid, enraged, hilarious and fucking well played by Vera Beren and her merry band." - HELEN SHAW, TIME OUT NEW YORK  

"One of the best pieces of theater on NYC stages right now" - JEREMY M BARKER, CULTUREBOT  

"Tony Torn's career defining performance" - PENNY ARCADE   

"Insane, hilarious, scary, precise. Julie Atlas Muz and Tony Torn and Dan Safer and Co. SHRED IT" - JULIANA FRANCIS KELLY  

"One of the best down & dirty rocket-in-my-(UBU)-pocket explosive performances in New York in the last 10 years" - FRANK HENTSCHKER

"Sexy and terrifying and funny and lovable and what a wild ride" - KATE VALK

"Best Theater of the FUCKING theater season people!!!" - NICKY PARAISO  

"The next morning, I had a black eye, and I didn't remember how I got it." - JOHN REED, THE BROOKLYN RAIL

 

 

ARCHIVAL VIDEO w MULTITRACK AUDIO

UBU SINGS UBU - ABRONS ARTS CENTER - APRIL 22/23  2014

 

VERSION # 1   SPLIT SCREEN:  WIDE ANGLE + MULTIPLE ANGLES

 

 

VERSION # 2     FULL SCREEN: MULTIPLE ANGLES