Reasons to Be Pretty

by Neil LaBute

October 24 – November 22, 2009

Synopsis

An edgy and darkly comic love story about the impossibility of love and the subjectivity of beauty. The author of This Is How It Goes and Fat Pig once again takes no prisoners, tackling the taboos and unspoken truths of contemporary American life.

“What is it to be “pretty?” It’s not beautiful, and it’s certainly not ugly. Why do we care about it so much? Why do we get so caught up in what other people think? Because we’re deathly afraid of being singled out for being anything but normal. We go to high school for three or four years, but it colors our entire lives – we continue to live some version of its schedules and cliques for the rest of our natural days. In school we were all desperate to fit in and yet desperate to stand out; the rest of life is merely a variation of all that. It’s a deadly game of push-pull.”
– Neil LaBute

Who’s Who

The Cast

Greg: RICKY WAUGH
Steph: ERIN JOY SCHMIDT
Kent: TODD ALLEN DURKIN
Carly: AMY ELANE ANDERSON

The Artists

Playwright: Neil LaBute
Director: Joseph Adler
Set Design: Lyle Baskin
Lighting Design: Jeff Quinn
Sound Design: Matt Corey
Costumes: Ellis Tillman
Props: Beth Fath
Technical Director: Carlos Rodriguez
Stage Manager: Kristin Pieski


Reasons to be Pretty

Photos: George Schiavone