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What they're saying:

"Is it perverse to describe a play called “The Ugly One” as beautiful? Well, tough, because this beautifully, simply staged production does a beautiful job of exploring the deep ramifications of society’s preoccupation with beauty."
- The Coast

"The Ugly One is beautiful"
- Jessica Goldman, Applause! Meter

"hilarious as it is biting. 4 Stars"
- Louis B Hobson, Calgary Sun

"a surreal, surprisingly raunchy dark comedy"
- Allie Jaynes, FFWD Weekly

High Performance Rodeo and Lunchbox Theatre present

The Ugly One

DMV Theatre Collective


Going from unspeakably ugly to stunningly gorgeous is sure to bring happiness... right?

Lette is a successful electrical engineer, fulfilled in his career and marriage... when it is brought to his attention that he is horrifically ugly, and his life begins to unravel. This scalpel-sharp dark comedy, making its Western Canadian premiere, offers a biting satire of our obsession with appearance.

The Ugly One was named one of Halifax's Best 11 Plays of 2011! Read the article here.

An International Sensation
by Marius Von Mayenburg
translated by Maja Zade
a DMV Theatre production
directed by Pamela Halstead

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Check out the trailer!