THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE TRAGIC LIFE AND TRIUMPHANT DEATH OF JULIA PASTRANA, THE UGLIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD
AS PART OF “sound scape” JUNE 7–29 @ THE BRICK
Performed entirely in the dark, Shaun Prendergast’s haunting play tells the entirely true story of sideshow freak Julia Pastrana, often billed as “The Ugliest Woman in the World.” A cast of 6 transforms The Brick into a travelling carnival, providing the sounds and smells (but not the sights!) of this tragic tale of the misshapen Mexican woman who died at 26 and was mummified by her manager/husband who continued to tour her dead body around the world. This tragic tale made the news in February 2013 when, inspired by a Texas production of this very play, advocates arranged for her body to be put to rest, over 150 years after her death.
Definitely not a radio play, this production is directed by Gyda Arber (Red Cloud Rising, Theater of the Arcade, Suspicious Package) and features a retro low-fi original score by Steve Sabaugh.
With: Linus Gelber, Amanda LaPergola, Michael McKim,*
Irene Menendez, Ken Simon,* Julia Wolfermann
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association appearing in Equity-approved showcase.
Performances: June 13, 15, 25 at 9pm, June 23, 29 at 8pm
All tickets: $15
Only at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Tickets available at bricktheater.com or by calling OvationTix (212-352-3101)