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About Miss America's Ugly Daughter

Following critically acclaimed, sold out runs, first in 2018 and again earlier this year, writer/performer Barra Grant returns with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story,“Miss America’s Ugly Daughter,” a darkly comedic, poignant two character solo show about the seismic relationship between Bess Myerson and her only child, Barra Grant.

Bess Myerson was the first and only ever Jewish Miss America. She was famous, she was infamous. She had it all…until she fell in love with the wrong man and lost her reputation and a little of her mind.

Her daughter, Barra, was an awkward child who was not equipped to wear tiaras. As Barra takes us on the journey of her life, Bess is ever-present, fixated on “improving” Barra by molding her into a version of herself. Her advice is not very helpful… as Barra wages a feisty struggle, trying to fit in at school, meet the right man, find a career and forge her own place in the universe. Barra’s final challenge occurs when she has a daughter of her own.

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Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Beautifully constructed
Stage Raw
Harrowing, heartbreaking, hilarious…comic gold
Los Angeles Times

Edgemar Center for the Arts - Theater A

2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

6/21 - 8/4

This show closes on Sunday, August 4.

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