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Pshitter! by Henry Wishcamper

Nov 11—19, 2022

UIC Theatre
1040 W. Harrison St.

A Drinking Song for the Year of our Lord 2022
(based on Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry) 

By Henry Wishcamper 
Directed by Yasen Peyankov 

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 mash-up 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! explodes the world-wide 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