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Miss America's Ugly Daughter, Bess Myerson and Me
(Dramedy)

"One of the most ENTERTAINING
and HYSTERICALLY FUNNY shows
I have ever seen"

- Broadway World

"Grant's soliloquy is SPELLBINDING, gossipy, heartbreaking... SHOULD NOT BE MISSED."
- WillCall.org

Following last summer’s sold out run at The Edye, writer/performer Barra Grant is back with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant’s seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. A beauty queen best known as the first and only Jewish Miss America, Myerson was an accomplished pianist, television personality, New York City’s first Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, a close advisor to Mayor Ed Koch, and a national spokesperson against anti-Semitism. Then, she infamously went down in flames — with her Mafia boyfriend! — in a judge-bribing scandal known as the “Bess Mess.” If you missed Grant’s fascinating tale about being a confused ugly duckling growing up in the shadow of her spectacular mother, here’s your chance.

Runs
Sat, Feb 16 – Sun, Mar 24
Sat, Mon 8 pm
Sun 6pm

Show Calendar

No Performances
Sunday, Feb 24

BUY TICKETS
$40 General Admission Sat & Sun
$20 Student / Senior Sat & Sun
$25 General Admission Mon
$20 Student / Senior Mon

Special Show Info
Running time: 80 minutes.

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Greenway Court Theatre
544 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90036
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Wheelchair Access - The parking lot is Free.

“HARROWING, HEATRBREAKING, HILARIOUS… [Grant] spins her childhood traumas into occasionally painful, ultimately uplifting comic gold.” — Los Angeles Times

“DIRECT AND HONEST… entertaining, clever…tearful…amusing.” —LA Splash

“RECOMMENDED… STAGE RAW TOP TEN… beautifully constructed… laced throughout with explosive, edgy one-liners… a tale about the possibility of forgiveness” — Stage Raw

Barra Grant is back with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant’s seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson, the first and only Jewish Miss America.

Bess Myerson was an accomplished pianist, television personality, New York City’s first Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, a close advisor to Mayor Ed Koch, and a national spokesperson against anti-Semitism. Then, she infamously went down in flames — with her Mafia boyfriend! — in a judge-bribing scandal known as the “Bess Mess.”

If you missed Grant’s fascinating tale about being a confused ugly duckling growing up in the shadow of her spectacular mother last year, here’s your chance to finally catch it!

Written and Performed by Barra Grant
With Monica Piper
Directed by Eve Brandstein