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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DO NOT BUY/ DO NOT SUPPORT SEXUAL HARRASER
I bought this play to read for a class, upon reading it I discovered that it is once again a Misogynist writing about what he believes to be women’s issues. The male characters are extremely repulsive. I thought this was social commentary on the patriarchy in society but upon researching the author I discovered he himself is a Misogynist. He was found guilty of Sexual Harassment during the #metoo movement and his plays were pulled quickly from future performances.
I regret spending my money on a creepy and sexually offensive writer.
Play on its own is hard to get through and rather stressful to read. The character have really ugly flaws, and I truly hated the girl Carl becoming victimized for simply being attractive. Stupid play.