Many artists have an alter ego they use to unleash a side of themselves they may be shy about revealing to the world. Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce, Garth Brooks has the strangely soul-patched Chris Gaines, and Alfred Jarry, the French forefather to the Surrealist art movement, had Père Ubu. Jarry wrote many inventive plays centered on the Ubu character, chief among them César-Antéchrist and Ubu Roi. These plays, along with letters written at the end of Jarry’s life, form the basis of Richard Henrich’s Jarry Inside Out. Based on Jarry’s life and fantastical works of writing, the production takes the audience on an intellectual and physical journey through a truly singular mind. From the unconventional audience seating to fragmented and nonlinear storytelling, this play is sure to be a trip. Absinthe, unfortunately, is not included. The play runs May 28 to June 21 at Spooky Action Theater, 1810 16th St. NW. $15–$35. (202) 248-0301. spookyaction.org.