Paula Vogel’s Presidents’ Day Challenge To Writers: Set Cuckoo ‘Ubu’ In The White House

EXCLUSIVE: Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned To Drive, Indecent) has thrown down the gantlet, or at least the rolling pin, to writers across the U.S.: Come up with a short work based on Alfred Jarry’s 1896 riot-inducing satire Ubu Roi, to be performed simultaneously around the country on Presidents’ Day, February 19. Jarry’s black comedy anti-hero was a despot king awash in murder, genocide, a war with Russia and the revolt of his own countrymen…
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