The play The Ugly One of one of the today’s most successful German authors Marius von Mayenburg has been called a “brilliant comedy of transfiguration” and a “biting parable”. The Bulgarian-Russian team turns it into a satirical cabaret. It tells about how Mr. Lete, a respected engineer, finds out that in fact he has a “catastrophic face”. At everyone’s urging he undergoes plastic surgery to be reborn as a handsome man and win unprecedented glory. Is it possible to preserve one’s individual personality in the contemporary world dominated by mass culture and high ratings? After his directing success in Moscow Javor Gardev and his creative team will present their new staging made in Russia to festival’s audience.