You are ugly. It’s a fact. I can’t believe you didn’t know.

Lette is a talented engineer. But his boss won’t let him go to the conference to present his electrical plug. This whip smart social satire from one of Germany’s most exciting contemporary playwrights uses daring theatricality to explore a world where nothing can be taken at face value.

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“…The Ugly One is a tight, light hour of scouring entertainment, smartly sculpted down to its very bones…”

“This fashionably slick work resonates in a modern world…”
New York Post

“At roughly 60 minutes, the Kafkaesque satire sprints along without hammering its points into triteness…”
Time Out

Photos by Julieta Cervantes

U.S. Premiere
FEB 01 – FEB 26, 2012

Written by Marius von Mayenburg
Directed by Daniel Aukin
Translated by Maja Zade

Steven Boyer
Andrew Garman
Lisa Joyce
Alfredo Narciso

Set Design:
Eugene Lee
Costume Design:
Theresa Squire
Lighting Design:
Matt Frey
Sound Design:
Matt Tierney
Production Stage Manager:
Davin De Santis


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New York, NY 10013

A coproduction with Soho Rep