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The Ugly One ()

Produced by

Theatre Smash

Playwright: Marius von Mayenburg
Translator: Maja Zade
Director: Ashlie Corcoran


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


September 30th, 2011 – October 16th, 2011


Quite simply, it is a painfully funny play about image, identity, and getting ahead in today’s consumer culture. Using a precisely paired-down form where four actors play eight roles with no traditional scene breaks, the play tells the story of Lette, a successful engineer who is also unspeakably ugly. When a plastic surgeon restructures his face, Lette emerges from the operation an Adonis. His life changes overnight: women lust after him and men want to be him. But this dream life soon becomes a nightmare, as Lette’s surgeon begins to offer his face to anyone who will pay. (


David Jansen Lette
Hardee T. Lineham Scheffler, Lette's Boss / Scheffler, a surgeon
Naomi Wright Fanny, Lette's Wife / Fanny, Rich Old Lady / Fanny, the Nurse
Jesse Aaron Dwyre Karl Mann, Lette's Assistant / Karl Mann, Rich Old Lady's Son

Creative Team

Marius von Mayenburg Playwright
Maja Zade Translator
Ashlie Corcoran Director
Camellia Koo Set Designer
Camellia Koo Costume Designer
Jason Hand Lighting Designer
John Gzowski Sound Designer
Laury Leite Assistant Director
Jenny So Costume Design Assitant
Jenny So Set Design Assistant


Natasha Bean-Smith Stage Manager
Ryan Wilson Production Manager
Melissa Farmer Education Associate
Andrew Terwissen Graphic Designer
James Heaslip Photography
John Thomson Crew
Nick Rose Crew
Matt Armour Crew
Stacey Norton Producer
Sarah Baumann Co-Producer
Karen Vuksanovich Associate Producer


Kevin Hutson Extra Space Coordinator