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"You can't sell anything with that face."

Lette has a loving wife, the respect of his peers, and a promising career in the world of industrial plug development. There’s only one problem: he’s just found out he’s the ugliest man in the world. He seeks out the help of a most unusual surgeon in a desperate bid for beauty, but when the procedure works a little too well, Lette starts noticing that the faces he sees on the street are looking more and more familiar each day…

 

This fall, Sideshow partners with lauded director Seth Bockley in an exploration of appearance, identity and celebrity in the Chicago premiere of international smash-hit The Ugly One, Marius von Mayenburg’s incisive, hilarious and streamlined assault on image culture, hailed by the Evening Star as “fiendishly clever, deeply unnerving and scalpel sharp.”

 

Approximate run time: 65 minutes, without intermission

 

October 8 - November 20, 2011

Oracle Theater

3809 North Broadway

 

This program is partially supported by a grant

from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

CAST

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTOS

PRESS

by Marius von Mayenburg

translated by Maja Zade

directed by Seth Bockley

 

October 8 - November 20, 2011

Oracle Theatre

3809 N Broadway

 

Run time: 65 minutes, without intermission

Lette has a loving wife, the respect of his peers, and a promising career in the world of industrial plug development. There’s only one problem: he’s just found out he’s the ugliest man in the world. He seeks out the help of a most unusual surgeon in a desperate bid for beauty, but when the procedure works a little too well, Lette starts noticing that the faces he sees on the street are looking more and more familiar each day…

 

This fall, Sideshow partners with lauded director Seth Bockley in an exploration of appearance, identity and celebrity in the Chicago premiere of international smash-hit The Ugly One, Marius von Mayenburg’s incisive, hilarious and streamlined assault on image culture, hailed by the Evening Star as “fiendishly clever, deeply unnerving and scalpel sharp.”

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.