Ubu and the Truth Commission was the third in a trilogy of plays that brought William Kentridge and Handspring Puppet Company, who later created War Horse, to. Ubu and the Truth Commission is the second play to be presented as part of Canadian Stage's Spotlight on South Africa. The play was first. The play draws on both the historical archive of the hearings of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and on Ubu Roi, the licentious buffoon created.
[Rare in-ring match] Don \ Ubu and the Truth Commission uses these circumstances as a starting point. Badly handled, such stories could easily become a kind of horror pornography. Wesley France's lighting sometimes sweeps ubu and the truth commission bare stage, and other times pinpoints a small area, expanding and contracting focus when necessary. Others simply show no response at all, so profound is the denial, or the failure of moral imagination. It's just that here, the greedy 19th-century anti-hero is beamed down into the South Africa of the s in the form of a fallen oppressor.