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Play: Ubu, The Conqueror
by Mr. Paul E. Doniger CT

Ubu, The Conqueror
satire by Mr. Paul E. Doniger CT
minimum cast: 21: 4m, 5f, 7-12 roles either gender
100 minutes, 2 acts

development stage: Available for production

Plot summary

In the year 3016, Ubu, the arrogant and incompetent, has been "elected" President of The Western Hemisphere; however, Mrs. Ubu wants more, so Ubu sets out to conquer the world with the aid of his less than lovable staff, but certain obstacles keep getting in his way.

Stage settings

One set show - futuristic.

Special props and/or costumes

Various inventions that are created for Ubu.

Tea set

Acting roles

  • UBU, President of The Western HemisphereM: 35-60, Self absorbed, gluttonous, ignorant, ambitious, lazy, incompetent.
    Based on the Ubu plays of Alfred Jarry, but set in the distant future, this is essentially the same foul-mouthed, bloviating ignoramus.
  • FIRST LADY UBUF: 30-55, Ambitious, nagging, smart.
  • UBU'S CONSCIENCEM/F: 20-99, Smart, kind, thoughtful.
    Was "kicked out" by Ubu years ago and is trying to get back in, in order to keep Ubu from doing wrong.
  • WILMA WENDY WADDLERF: 30-60, Ubu's Chief of Staff
    Smart wielder of dirty tricks.
  • DOROTHY "DOT" MCNAMARAF: 30-50, Ubu's Secretary of Defense
    Not exactly a genius at defense issues.
  • STINKENBOTTOMM/F: 35-60, Ubu's Vice President
    Is it possible to be even dumber than Ubu? If so, Stickenbottom wins the prize. Also a world class suck up.
  • THORM: 25-40, Ubu's Chief of Security
    Herculean in stature; fruit-fly in brains
  • PROFESSOR UNWITANM/F: 40-70, An inventor
    Claims to be able to invent anything - and (unfortunately) is successful
  • PO-LING VLADIMIROVF: 45-60, Prime Minister of Eurasia
    Trusting - too trusting for her own good.
  • SECRETARYM/F: 20-60, Po-Ling's private secretary
  • JEAN-JACQUES VLADIMIROVM: 20-30, Po-Ling's son
    Vengeful.
  • PASHA SUTHERLANDM: 35-60, Caliph of Austrafika
  • PASHETTE SUTHERLANDF: 30-50, Wife of Pasha Sutherland
  • 6 CitizensM/F: 20-99, Citizens of the Western Hemisphere
    May be reduced to three if necessary. Also may double as the Minions.
  • 2 MINIONSM/F: 20-35, Serving Pasha Sutherland
Ubu, The Conqueror
satire by Mr. Paul E. Doniger CT
minimum cast: 21: 4m, 5f, 7-12 roles either gender
100 minutes, 2 acts

development stage: Available for production
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Doubling may be possible in minor roles.

This is a political satire.

One of the main characters is Ubu's "conscience" (may be male or female).

Opportunity for creative set, costume, and properties designs.