Miss America's Ugly Daughter
Fri, Jun 14, 8pm
Sat, Jun 15, 8pm
Sun, Jun 16, 4pm
Fri, Jun 21 – Sun, Aug 04
Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Sun @ 4pm
Sun, Jun 23
$40 General Admission
Special Show Info
Running time: 75 minutes.
Edgemar Center for the Arts Mainstage
2437 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Special Theatre Info
“HARROWING, HEARTBREAKING, 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 a 3rd time 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.”
DON'T MISS Grant’s fascinating tale about being a confused ugly duckling growing up in the shadow of her spectacular mother!
Written and Performed by Barra Grant
With Monica Piper
Directed by Eve Brandstein