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09-04-2008, 10:59 AM
Music, mischief, and murder collide in The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu, written and directed by nimbus co-Artistic Director Josh Cragun. This wickedly comic glimpse inside the ganglands of 1930s Chicago follows the rise of Big Daddy Ubu, a killer who'll stop at nothing to overthrow the rival Artichoke Alliance. Together with his wife Ma Ubu, Big Daddy claws his way to the top of Chicago's vegetable rackets only to lose the one thing worth saving: his conscience. Originally performed in 2002, this year's musical production blends political satire with works by Bertolt Brecht and Alfred Jarry. The result is a razor-sharp critique of political wheeling and dealing, just in time for the upcoming election season.

The Irresistible Rise of Big Daddy Ubu will be presented September 5th through 28th at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage, 711 W. Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis.

Tickets are $10 on Thursdays and Sundays, $15 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $18 for the opening night performance and gala. A special pay-what-you-can performance will be held on Monday, September 15th. Tickets are available by calling nimbus at (651) 229-3122 or online at www.nimbustheatre.com (http://www.nimbustheatre.com).

09-04-2008, 11:00 AM
Are your vegetables safe? The very vegetables eaten by your children?

Here is a video exploring this important issue:


Remember to vote Big Daddy Ubu this weekend at the Minneapolis Theatre Garage!

09-04-2008, 02:59 PM
Josh, that video is just a little bit frightening.

I'll be there opening night.