The Ape Woman

The Ape Woman
A Rock Opera

composed and created by May V. Oskan

photos by Geoffrey Parkhurst.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 8:00pm
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:00pm
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 7:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 9:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 5:00pm
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 9:00pm


The most interesting woman in the world! The ugliest woman alive! Tackling themes of abnormality, alienation and revenge, The Ape Woman chronicles the jaw-dropping true story of sideshow sensation Julia Pastrana. More than 150 years after her tragic death, this nonstop rock opera exposes a story of exploitation, redemption and vengeance. Written and composed by May V. Oskan (who also plays Julia Pastrana), The Ape Woman features a electrifying madcap ensemble of 12 actors, storytellers and musicians.

Pick Your Own Price Night: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 8:00pm
Artist Talkback: 
Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 9:00pm
All events are at
Shire City Sanctuary
40 Melville St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Get driving directions here.