Event Ubu and the Truth Commission
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Venue Heath Ledger Theatre, Northbridge, WA
Umbrella Event Perth International Arts Festival
First Date 24 February 2015
Last Date 28 February 2015
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Renowned artist, animator and director William Kentridge and Handspring Puppet Company (War Horse) combine their powerful visual storytelling forces to create a momentous piece of theatre, laced with a dark and sardonic wit. Drawing on the historical archive of the hearings at South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as Ubu Roi, a licentious buffoon created by the playwright Alfred Jarry, the play provides a glimpse into the devastating complexities of apartheid.
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Name Function Notes
Alfred Jarry Creator Ubu Roi
William Kentridge Director
Adrian Kohler Puppet Designer
William Kentridge Realisation
Jane Taylor Writer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Web PIAF website
Event Identifier 116756