Directed by Jonathan Fielding
Featuring Bob Hess, Mary Lang,
Brandon J. Murphy, Chandler Smith,
and Jessica Vera
In 2003 Amphibian Stage Productions presented the US premiere production of The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World by Shaun Prendergast in both New York City and Fort Worth, Texas. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the play will return to North Texas for a new production directed by Amphibian Artistic Associate Jonathan Fielding.
Performed entirely in the dark, Julia Pastrana is the powerful tale of a woman made famous as “The Ugliest Woman in the World.” Audiences are transported through sound, smell, and touch into Julia’s world of travelling circuses and sideshow phenomena. Dragged across oceans by her husband, the circus ringleader, Julia searches wherever she goes for the love and beauty she believes life has in store for her. Julia Pastrana, based on a true story, shows us the real face of beauty, without ever letting us see a thing.
“A true coup de theatre” – Star-Telegram
Amphibian Stage Productions
120 South Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104