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Stage: ‘The Ugly One’

Finished Ended on Thu Apr 27, 2017 , Various
Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
288 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu


Lette thought he was normal. When the extent of his ugliness is revealed he turns to a plastic surgeon for help. But after the bandages come off, Lette soon learns that there is such a thing as too beautiful. “Owing glancing debts to Mary Shelley and HG Wells, Mayenburg's 60-minute play squarely hits any number of targets: our society's obsession with external beauty, the brutality of capitalism, and the danger of treating defining organs like mechanical parts. But, deftly translated from German by Maja Zade, the play makes its points with the lightest of touches.” - Guardian. The SDAC hosts a Shanghai production of ‘The Ugly One’. Language: Chinese with English subs. Various start times. Check the SmartTicket link for more details. Tickets start at 180rmb.