The Ugly One

There are five performers wearing black suits in a room with three mirrors hanging by the wall. Two of them are sitting on chairs, holding a roll of script and talking to each other. One is sitting in front of one of the mirrors wearing a disposable mask. Two others are standing in front of another mirror and are talking to each other.

21st May 2015

The Ugly One is one of the most celebrated works by contemporary German playwright and dramaturg, Marius von Mayenburg.

Performed by members of BFT’s theatre laboratory, Fortinbras, the only independent arts school in Belarus, this savage social satire with its themes of identity, conformism and quest for physical perfection gains greater magnitude in the hands of young people living under dictatorship