Miss Americas, Ugly Daughter
SAnta Monica, CA , 90401
Ever since the Miss America pageant began, the beautiful contestants embodied the dreams of every young girl in the nation. Except one. Her name is Barra Grant, whose mother Bess Myerson was the only Jewish Miss America and one of the most famous (and infamous) Miss Americas of all time. The story of their comedic, seismic relationship is told in the world premiere of the Miss America's Ugly Daughter, written and performed by Grant and opening July 14 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Myerson had it all... until she fell in love with the wrong man and lost her reputation and a little of her mind. As the play opens, an off-stage Myerson can't sleep. Lonely and needy, she phones the one person in the world who is still there for her - her daughter. As Barra listens to her mother's ramblings, she reflects on the roller coaster that took Bess from the heights of fame and admiration to the precipice of a prison cell.