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Reasons to Be Pretty
     

Reasons to Be Pretty

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by Neil LaBute
 

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In Reasons to Be Pretty, Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker'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

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In Reasons to Be Pretty, Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker'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?

Neil LaBute's bristling new comic drama puts the final ferocious cap on a trilogy of plays that began with The Shape of Things and Fat Pig. America's obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this brutal and exhilarating work.

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“Mr. LaBute is writing some of the freshest and most illuminating American dialogue to be heard anywhere these days.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865479982
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/24/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Neal LaBute's most recent works for the stage include This Is How It Goes (Faber, 2005) and Fat Pig (Faber, 2004), which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Play.

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Reasons to Be Pretty 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't expect the play to be so great, but I actually loved it. The dialogue is really similar and isn't so strict. I really enjoyed this play. I would definitely recommend!
Heather Bronson More than 1 year ago
This play has a multitude of assets. As a play, it strengh lies in its accessabilty. There are four characters and few settings, which could easily be produced. As it is a smallscale play, the scenery coukd be very minimalistic. The characters are all very strong and dynamic, each serving a purpose. Every character has traits which compliment the other's to form the story of how we relate to each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago