History

Ubu Roi

by Alfred Jarry, translated by Judith Malina and Julian Beck
designed by Julian Beck

The fire department closed the shows Ubu and The Heroes, insisting that Julian Beck’s sets were dangerously flammable. It has been suggested that the closing of the shows was an attempt to contain The Living Theatre and their ‘bohemian influence.’ Judith Malina chased the fire inspector from the theatre down Commerce Street with a bamboo spear.