The Ugly Man

A reworking of the classic revenge tragedy “The Challenge” by Middleton and Rawley, the script explores the bloody, twisted themes of the genre in an updated and a pop culture riddles vernacular. Beautiful and spoiled heiress Veronica languishes on a ranch run by her overbearing mother, Sabina. When a hideously scarred drifter arrives looking for work both mother and daughter attempt to use him for their own selfish ends, resulting in tragedy for everyone. 

1995 Uptown Stage, Calgary, Canada
1993 Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, Canada
1993 Edinburgh Festival, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
1993 Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland
Written by Brad Fraser  •  Directed by Blake Brooker  •  Choreography/Staging by Denise Clarke  •  Lighting Design by Blake Brooker  •  Electric Guitars by Peter Clarke  •  Assistant Director John McGroarty  •  Technical Director Ian Wilson
Cast: Denise Clarke as Sabine, Andy Curtis as Acker, Michael Green as Leslie, Lindsay Burns as Veronica, Christopher Hunt as Forest, Mark McKinney as Cole (Secret Theatre, Traverse and Tron), and Mark Bellamy as Cole (Uptown Theatre)