Contemporary theater | 2014

Grace, inspired by a true story, journeys to the heart of the relationship between Grace McDaniels, whose freak show nickname was “The Mule-Faced Woman”, and her son Elmer, who was her exact opposite. Beautiful but an alcoholic, a gambler and a thief, he became his mother’s manager and exploiter. We are left with the portrait of a man, dark and as opaque as his mother’s face. But who can you be when you are the son of the “Ugliest Woman in the World”?



Author and Director
Cyrille Louge


Puppets design
Francesca Testi & Carole Allemand


Ghislaine Laglantine
Cédric Revollon
Philippe Risler
Francesca Testi


Maïna Thareau


Theatrical effects
Sandrine Lamblin


Stage technicians
Julien Barrillet or Fabienne Flouzat


With musics by

Denis Cuniot

Giora Feidman
David Mansfield

Philip Glass

Jonny Greenwood
Mish Mash

Meredith Monk
Krzysztof Komeda

George Crumb


Length : 1h25

With the aid of Arcadi Ile-de-France

With the support of

Théâtre de l’Abbaye (St-Maur-des-Fossés, 94)

The city of Villeneuve-le-Roi (94)

La Nef – Manufacture d’Utopies (Pantin, 93)