Show about Julia Pastrana “The Ugliest Woman in the World” Opens Tonight


Art by Carolyn Raship

A few months ago I blogged about Julia Pastrana on the occasion of her much overdue burial (Read all about her and it here).

Now her story is a theatre piece in the Brick Theater’s Sound Scape Festival opening tonight. Read all about it here:

The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World

Written by: Shaun Prendergast
Directed by: Gyda Arber
sound design by Steve Sabaugh
Starring: Linus Gelber, Amanda LaPergola, Michael McKim,* Irene Menendez, Ken Simon,* Julia Wolfermann
*Appearing courtesy Actors’ Equity Association

Performed entirely in the dark, Shaun Prendergast’s play tells the entirely true story of sideshow freak Julia Pastrana, who toured the world both in life and in death as “The Ugliest Woman in the World.”

Performances June 13 9pm, June 15 9pm, June 23 8pm, June 25 9pm, June 29 8pm

part of the sound scape festival at the brick
Tickets: • 718.285.3863






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