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25 Keelson Dr
Rockport, ME 04856
The 2003 WINTER PLAY is underway. Students worked withthe directors to select the Alfred Jarry classic Ubu Roi. One of the
most excessive political caricatures, Ubu Roi ranks with the most original and powerful burlesques of all time. Performances in Strom will be February 27 and February 28. The production will be the CHRHS entry in the annual Maine Drama Festival and this year we will be in Rockland for Regionals the weekend of March 5- 6. The State Finals are being held in Strom on March 19-20. So, mark your calendars. Cast List Ubu George Eisenhauer Mrs. Ubu Leah Shrier King Wenceslas James Cummons Queen Rosemunde Marie Merrifield Captain Sam Lipman Damocles Kyle Scott Dumocles Alyssa Manzi Dimocles Josie Gates Priest David Swift Polish General Matt Jensen Czar of Russia Tom Sagona Ensemble: Saima Sidik, Allyson Ettinger, Tana Scott, Matt Jensen, Will Russell, Brian Allen, Alec Donoso, Steph MacDonald, David Swift, Melly Ford, Sarah Bridge, Shelby Turner, Marika Shyduroff, Hilary Hanson, Corwin Flynn, Mike Frier, Eliza Squibb, Saphrona Stetson, Jamie Bailey, Steph MacDonald, Lauren Tosswill, Christina Phaup
Rockland, ME 04841
Saturday at 12:00 noon|
Come Support Ubu Roi at The Maine Drama Festival
Actors and designers have been working since December on Ubu Roi, the CHRHS entry in the 2004 Maine Drama Festival. The Regional competition this year is at Rockland District HS March 5-6. There will be three sessions of performances. The first session will be Friday evening at 6 p.m. with 4 plays. Ubu Roi will perform in the second session which begins at noon on Saturday. The third and final session begins at 7 p.m. Saturday.
At Rockland, ten schools will compete for two slots at the State Finals, which are being held this year in Strom Auditorium (March 19-20.) Sponsored by the Maine Principal's Association, Maine Drama Festival performances are open to the public. Tickets will be available at the door ($7 adult/$4 student for each session.) Proceeds go to the MPA. Ubu Roi cast and crew welcome your support at Rockland on March 6 and again at the States if we are chosen to advance.
Camden Hills Regional High School
March 20th, 2004
25 Keelson Dr
Rockport, ME 04856
Camden Hills saw three of its members named to the All Festival Cast. George Eisenhauer was named for his role as Ubu, Leah Shrier for her work as Mrs. Ubu, and Sam Lipman for his performance as Captain during the Windjammers' performance of "Ubu Roi." Rockland's Annie Marcotte won a judges' commendation for set design in "Variations on Friar John's Failure" and Camden Hills' Brandon Koons won for video design in "Ubu Roi." Camden Hills also received a commendation for production design - set, costumes, lighting for "Ubu Roi."
Ubu George Eisenhauer
Mrs. Ubu Leah Shrier
Captain Sam Lipman
Dragoons Saima Sidik, Allyson Ettinger, Tana Scott
Messenger Jamie Bailey
King Wenceslas James Cummons
Queen Rosemunde Marie Merrifield
Damocles Kyle Scott
Dumocles Alyssa Manzi
Dimocles Josie Gates
Conspirators/ Assassins Matt Jensen, Will Russell, Brian Allen, Alec Donoso,
Steph MacDonald, David Swift, Melly Ford, Sarah Bridge,
Marika Shyduroff, Hilary Hanson, Mike Frier
Priest David Swift
Aragonians Eliza Squibb, Saima Sidik
Guards Marika Shyduroff, Melly Ford
Lawyers Allyson Ettinger, Tana Scott, Saphrona Stetson
Peasants Marika Shyduroff,Jamie Bailey, Steph MacDonald, Christina Phaup
Advisors Brian Allen, Matt Jensen, Saima Sidik, Eliza Squibb, Josie Gates
Polish General Matt Jensen
Czar of Russia Alec Donoso
Messengers Saima Sidik, Saphrona Stetson
Polish Soldiers Marika Shyduroff, Saima Sidik, Melly Ford, Mike Frier,
Christina Phaup, Hilary Hanson, David Swift
Russian Soldiers Stephanie MacDonald, Tana Scott, Alison Ettinger, Brian Allen,
Will Russell, Saphrona Stetson, Jamie Bailey, Sarah Bridge, Alyssa Manzi
Director Rick Ash
Technical Director Kathy Ryan
Stage Manager Taylor Sampson
Set design Brandon Koons, Saima Sidik, Melly Ford (artistic design),
Emma Sampson, Kelly Dishner, Simone Furst
Set constuction & painting Taylor Sampson, Saima Sidik, Melly Ford, Emma Sampson,
Kelly Dishner, Simone Furst, Jill Roberts, Jamie Bailey,
Brian Allen and Technical Theater students.
Costume Design Simone Furst
Lighting Design Brandon Koons
Music and sound Brittany Goss, Megan Kennedy, Saima Sidik, George Eisenhauer
Make-up Simone Furst, Paola Maccioni and the cast
Stage Crew Jamie Williamson, Kelly Dishner, Jodi Newcombe, Adam LaFleur,
Video design Brandon Koons
Special Thanks Tori Manzi for help with costumes
Theaters Against War -
New York City
August 30th, 2004
La Perla Community Garden
West 105th St. between Columbus and Manhattan Avenues
7:30PM: ON THE STAGE IN THE LA PERLA COMMUNITY GARDEN, West 105th St. between Columbus and Manhattan Avenues, with a cast including members of the Shakespeare Workout performing the Jeff Goode translation. (organizers: Suzanne & Michael Kelly)
and UBU THREE (Where's Ubu?)
adapted by Jeff Goode from the Ubu plays by Alfred Jarry.
Directed by Craig Jaster
A children's theater adaptation of the most outrageous play in theater history! -Craig Jaster
Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi" caused a riot when it premiered in Paris in 1896 and is now understood as a major turning point in theater history. The concept of the anti-hero and the introduction of the absurd have since become familiar features of modern theater and modern art in general. It has been argued that the play has influenced everything from the abstract paintings of Picasso to the slapstick of the Marx brothers, to the music of the Beatles.
So what's all the fuss? Ubu, (played by gifted comedian 9th grader Ethan Lawrence), is your normal ignorant buffoon without a thought in his head beyond "what's for dinner?" Yet with the help of cynical advisors (including Kai deMello-Folsom as The Captain of Dragoons) and an ambitious wife (Hannah TirrellWysocki), he manages to become ruler of Poland-- briefly--before destroying it and barely escaping with his life and a few loyal Ubuists in a small boat. The tragicomic farce continues in the second half of the play, as Ubu takes on-where else?-America, having learned no moral lessons whatsoever, I regret to say. But that's no reason we shouldn't!
Featuring a large cast of students in 7th through 12th grades in constantly changing roles that include a Computer, Corporate Sponsors, Assassins, Lawyers, and the Czar of Russia (not to mention the entire Russian, Polish and rebel armies), Ubu promises to deliver an exuberant dose of hilarity and healthy outrage at some of the absurd extremes the course of politics and culture-or what has come to pass for it-can take.
Performances are December 9,10 & 11 at 7 pm. Tickets $4/$2 students and elders. Call 934-4240 for advance reservations.