Josephinum Academy to celebrate Year of Chicago Theater with production of "Ubu Roi"
Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart will showcase work by student actors and artists in the high school's adaptation of Alfred Jarry's, Ubu Roi. The event will take place in the school's Black Box Theater, located at 1501 N. Oakley Blvd. Shows are set for 7 p.m. on Jan. 24-26 and Feb. 1-2.
Ubu Roi is the story of a man driven to extremes by his lust for power. Taking inspiration from Shakespeare's Macbeth, Jarry crafts a world of unforgettable characters and madcap moments. The new adaptation, by David Fehr, Fine Arts Chair, will be presented by theater students in the senior class.
"This production showcases the extraordinary creativity and technique of our talented students," said Fehr. "It is thrilling to witness the bravery exhibited by the ensemble, to live in the world of Ubu Roi."
The event is part of Josephinum's comprehensive International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which trains students to think critically. The IB curriculum offered at Josephinum features drama and visual arts classes led by professionally trained artists.
Ubu Roi is recommended for those ages 13 and older. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for students, cash only. Tickets may be reserved at www.josephinum.org/uburoi and purchased at the door. For more information, please call Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart at 773-276-1261.