Marius von Mayenburg 'The Ugly One'
Zeitgeist DC: Contemporary Literature
Monday, 13 June 2011, 7 pm
Goethe-Institut Washington, GoetheForum
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Lette thought he was normal. When the extent of his ugliness is revealed, he turns to a plastic surgeon for help. But after the bandages come off, Lette soon learns that there is such a thing as too beautiful. The Ugly One is a scalpel-sharp comedy on beauty, identity and getting ahead in life.
After working as an artistic director at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, Marius von Mayenburg (b. 1972) became artistic director and playwright-in-residence at the "Berliner Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz". He is one of the most widely produced German playwrights. His plays regularly receive productions at the Schaubühne/Berlin, the Royal Court Theater/London, and other major theaters around the world.
Translated by Maja Zane
Director: Alan Paul, Associate Director, the Shakespeare Theatre Company
Cast: Rick Foucheux, Mitchell Hebert, Joshua Morgan, Rebecca Watson
A discussion follows the reading with Alan Paul, the cast, and Drs. John Tisdale (stem cell researcher, National Institutes of Health) and Carla Saenz (bioethics advisor, Pan-American Health Organization).
Presented by the Goethe-Institut and the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
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