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Marius von Mayenburg

The Ugly One

One-act comedy

Lette thought that he is normal. However, after understanding how unattractive he is, Lette asked the plastic surgeons for help, and only after removing the bondages, Lette understood that there is such a thing as being too beautiful...


Director
Vilius Malinauskas
Set designer
Kristina Buklytė
Costume designer
Jolanta Rimkutė
Composer
Marius Leskauskas
Actors
Agnieška Ravdo
Liubomiras Laucevičius
Ričardas Vitkaitis
Martyna Gedvilaitė

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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 

Awards

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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