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Ubu the King

18 Years and Older

Starting January 27, 2023


In 1982, a rag tag bunch of punk rock actors performed a midnight production of Alfred Jarry’s surreal scatological masterpiece, Ubu the King. It was a huge hit, and the rest is Actors' Gang history. To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we are excited to present a revival of this obscenely funny, deeply offensive and bat shit crazy play.

Ubu the King is the perfect story for these fucked up times. After all, if we can’t find humor in government deception, failed coup d’etats, weird sexual proclivities, loud farts, debrainings and other pathological peculiarities embodied by Ubu the King, we are lost.

We strongly suggest altering your consciousness in some way (booze, weed, yoga) before entering the theater.

Adults only. Leave the kids at home.

Book seats now! 

NOTE: Strobe lighting effects will be used during this performance. Patrons that may suffer from epilepsy & other visual light stimulation effects are advised to contact the Front of House staff prior to entering the theater.

(Im)migrants of the State

March 1516, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
April 2, 5, 6, 7

8:00 PM Wednesdays - Fridays
2:00 PM Sundays

Created, Written, and Performed by members of The Actors' Gang Alumni Advocacy Project
Directed by Jeremie Loncka and Rich Loya

The Actors’ Gang’s energetic and emotionally compelling way of making theater has been pulsing through the California Correctional system since 2006. The work started by our Prison Project teaching artists is being boldly reimagined and carried forward by men and women wearing state-issued blues.

With over 240 years of combined incarceration, an ensemble of Prison Project alumni have found their way to freedom and want to share their stories with you. To do so, they have created an entirely new piece of theater and are bringing it to The Actors' Gang stage.

(IM)MIGRANTS OF THE STATE is the raw journey of fourteen Californians navigating life before, during, and after incarceration. 

This project is made possible by support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is the nation’s largest supporter of the arts and humanities. Since 1969, the Foundation has been guided by its core belief that the humanities and arts are essential to human understanding. The Foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom that can be found there. Through our grants, we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive. Learn more at mellon.org.