reasons to be pretty

by LaBute, Neil

  • Acting Edition 4

Genre: Drama

Cast 2 male 2 female

Length Full

Set Flexible

Licence UK and Ireland only

ISBN 9780822223948

Greg’s tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female co-worker’s pretty face and his own girlfriend Steph’s lack thereof get back to Steph. But that’s just the beginning. Greg’s best buddy, Kent, and Kent’s wife, Carly, also enter into the picture, and the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated.

As their relationships crumble, the four friends are forced to confront a sea of deceit, infidelity, and betrayed trust in their journey to answer that oh-so-American question: How much is pretty worth?

America’s obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this brutal and exhilarating work

“Reasons to be Pretty offers a fresh, piquant set of variations on the idea that love looks not with the eyes but with the mind” - The Independent

“Tight, tense and emotionally true, and it portrays characters who actually seem part of the world that the rest of us live in” - Time Magazine

“Mr LaBute is writing some of the freshest and illuminating dialogue to be heard anywhere these days” - New York Times


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