The play by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg (1972) is about the cult of beauty and its stereotypes. The protagonist of the story is a scientist named Lette, a rational-minded man of work, who married a charming woman and lives a normal and fulfilling life. However, the scientist’s life turns out to be not so normal when his assistant is assigned to present the most important invention of Lette’s life because Lette himself is … ugly. That is why Lette decides to take plastic surgery. There is nothing special about the surgery, which is a simple procedure for an ugly man to adapt to the world where standards of beauty are developed by the fashion industry, media and society. And only after removing the bondages Lette understood that there is such a thing as being too beautiful.
Opening – December 12, 2008
Duration – 1 hour 10 min. Without Intermission.
The Small Hall
Fani – Martyna Gedvilaitė
Fani – Agnieška Ravdo
Photographer Donatas Stankevičius
2009 Fortune Award for Sigitas Šidlauskis for playing Lette
2009 Fortune Award for Aurelija Tamulytė for playing Fani
2009 Golden Cross of the Stage Award for Aurelija Tamulyte for playing Fani
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