Roman Primitive Albear’s adaptation of Alfred Jerry’s Ubu Rex, places it in future time New York City mirroring the absurdity of our present-day techno-oligarchy. Mama Ubu (Olivia Hardy) and Papa Ubu (Zen) are just the latest upstarts in the race for survival of the richest. A scathing satire presented in the spirit of absurdity and irreverence that made the original a classic. Ubu Rex takes you on a wild journey to a garish and violent future, without ever leaving the five boroughs. “This elevator goes up, just as fast as it goes down,” Ubu.