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Reasons to Be Pretty

Neil LaBute

An award-winning play from Neil LaBute that first staged on Broadway in 2009

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ISBN
9780571280704
Date Published
15.11.2011
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Summary

Greg is overheard admitting that his girlfriend Steph is no beauty, but that he wouldn’t change her for the world. She is devastated; he can’t see what he’s done wrong. Meanwhile, Greg’s friend Kent alternates between boasting about how gorgeous his wife Carlyis and chasing after a hot new colleague.

The final part of Neil LaBute’s ‘beauty trilogy’ (following The Shape of Things and Fat Pig) about society’s obsession with looks, Reasons to Be Pretty premiered in the UK at the Almeida Theatre, London, in November 2011.

‘[The Shape of Things] is LaBute’s thesis on extreme feminine wiles, as well as a disquisition on how far an artist can go in the name of art . . . Like a chiropractor for the soul, LaBute is looking for realignment, listening for the crack.’ Elle

‘A heart-warming tale from America’s master misanthrope.’ Independent on Fat Pig

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Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre, London. He also attended the Sundance Institute’s Playwrights Lab and is the Playwright-in- Residence with MCC Theatre in New York City. LaBute’s plays include: bash: latter-day plays, The Shape…

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