UIC Theatre Presents: ‘Pshitter!’
Date / Time
November 19, 2022
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
“Pshitter!” by Henry Wishcamper
“A Drinking Song for the Year of our Lord 2022”
(based on Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry)
Directed by Yasen Peyankov
1040 W. Harrison St.
In 1606, William Shakespeare wrote “Macbeth,” a searing examination of the dark heart of a would-be autocrat. In 1896, Alfred Jarry took “Macbeth” and turned it on its head to create “Ubu Roi,” a comedy so shocking that it caused rioting in the streets of Paris after its only public performance. In 2019, Henry Wishcamper took “Macbeth” and “Ubu Roi” and jammed them together to create “Pshitter! A Drinking Song for the Year of our Lord 2020,” a mashup that is as absurd, grotesque, tragic and cruel as the turbulent times we are living through. Now adapted to the topsy-turvy year of 2022, “Pshitter” explores the worldwide fascination with autocracy. And don’t forget — “fair is foul, and foul is fair!” witches!
Post-Show Talks: 11/13
Post-Show Topics: Autocracy, Ambition, and Absurdity
Student Tickets: $5