Cool as Hell Theatre

Shotgun Players: Ubu for President

Michael Rice sits down with Director Patrick Dooley to discuss Ubu For President, a very loose adaptation of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi.

Shotgun Players perform Ubu for President, Josh Costello's adaptation of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi, which caused a riot when it debuted in 1896. Why? The title chracter. "He is everything that is foul in the world... devoid of any redeeming characterstic. He is not diluted with Iago's cunning or Macbeth's guilt and somehow he is not unlike us." Or unlike politics in 2008.

Ubu for President runs through September 14, 2008 in John Hinkel Park. For tickets and information visit


Subscribe to Cool as Hell Theatre


Subscribe to the Cool as Hell Theatre podcast and receive each new episode as soon as it becomes available. You'll never miss out!

Sponsored by