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Now Playing in our Independence Studio on 3: The International Hit Comedy THE UGLY ONE

March 7, 2011

Ben Dibble.

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Walnut Street Theatre's 2010-2011 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with Marius von Mayenburg's black comedy, THE UGLY ONE. Directed by Debi Marcucci, the production begins with previews on February 22nd, opens February 24th and continues through March 13th in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.

Lette is a successful engineer who leads a normal life until he is told that he is "unspeakably ugly." His boss breaks the news when he denies Lette the chance to be the face of the company for the promotion of a new invention that Lette himself created. When Fanny, Lette's wife, confirms that his face is unacceptable, he has no place to turn but to a plastic surgeon. Wouldn't you? With a brand new face, his life becomes instantaneously more beautiful, filled with lust and success. But this dream life soon becomes an absurdist nightmare. Individuality is under the scalpel in this modern day, cut-and-tuck fairy tale, THE UGLY ONE.

THE UGLY ONE premiered in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre in London. The Sunday Telegraph hailed the play as ""