PREVIEW - Miss America’s Ugly Daughter, Bess Myerson and Me
Sat, Feb 02 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
BUY TICKETS! Miss America’s Ugly Daughter, Bess Myerson and Me Written and Performed by Barra Grant With Monica Piper Directed by Eve Brandstein
Following last summer’s sold out run at The Edye, writer/performer Barra Grant is back with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant’s seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. A beauty queen best known as the first and only Jewish Miss America, 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.” If you missed Grant’s fascinating tale about being a confused ugly duckling growing up in the shadow of her spectacular mother, here’s your chance.