'The Ugly One' to Be Staged at Bridgewater College Feb. 25-28

February 12, 2016

Graphic of The Ugly One Title

Theatre at Bridgewater College will present The Ugly One, by Marius von Mayenburg, at Bridgewater College Feb. 25 – 28 in Cole Hall.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 - 27 and at 3 p.m. on Feb. 28. A post-performance discussion will follow the performance on Friday, Feb. 26. Tickets are required and are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and non-BC students. Call 540-828-5631 for more information and to reserve tickets.

The Ugly One is directed by Scott Cole, associate professor of theater at Bridgewater. The production is produced by special arrangement with AOI International Agency and is for mature audiences.

In The Ugly One, translated from the German by Maja Zade, Lette makes a gruesome discovery: Apparently, he is unspeakably ugly—the plastic surgeon can help, but this metamorphosis causes unforeseen consequences. When the bandages come off, Lette realizes that there is such a thing as being too beautiful. Mayenburg’s play pushes people’s obsession with beauty, identity and getting ahead in life to the grotesque.

Members of the cast include:

Jordan M. Haugh, a senior music major with a minor in theater, from Frederick, Md.;

Joseph M. Kaiser, a senior English major, from Orange, Va.;

Chandler Parker, a junior biology major with a minor in neuroscience, from Lexington Park, Md.; and

Christopher Potvin, a senior physics and mathematics major, from Snow Hill, Md.

Emily A. Leweke, a sophomore English and art double major, from Blue Ridge, Va., is serving as assistant director. Alexis Gray, a junior psychology major with a minor in theater, from Charlotte, N.C., is stage manager;

Also working with the production are members of the local community: Shannon Dove on set design, David Vogel on lighting design and Holly Labbe on costume design.