Dalateatern, Falun 2023
DEN FULE (The Ugly One)
by Marius von Mayenburg
Lette is a man in his prime. He is succesful, competent and happily married to the love of his life. Then one day he finds out about a terrible truth – he is incredibly ugly. So ugly that he cannot possibly be the one to present his great invention at the prestigious tech-conference. He goes to extreme measures and decides to have plastic surgery, to fix his face and his life. He becomes immensely handsome, and everything changes.
The Ugly one is a twisted, absurd Comedy, a dark fairy tale for grown-ups about today’s personal marketing society. The self has become a commodity, Beauty has become marketing, personal stories are turned into business potential. How does one make sure not to lose oneself, in a world where we are forced to constantly be strategic about who we are and how we present ourselves? What is left of our selves when we have fine-tuned our image, curated our looks and perfected our social media feeds?
Director: Nina Rudawski
Scenography and costumes: Anna Dolata
Light design: Anna Wemmert Clausen
Sound design: Jacobe Suissa Artved
Choreography: Ossi Niskala
Masque design: Cajsa Jackson
Actors: Mala Kyndel, Joel Torstensson, Patrik Pettersson, Sofia Rönnegård
See dates and locations for the performance in 2023 here