Reasons To Be Pretty

February 14 –  23, 2013

By Neil LaBute

What is it to be “pretty”? Why do we care about it so much? And why do we get so caught up in what other people think? Afterall, as LaBute says in the play “Love is blind, sh#*!head. It is.”

Presented through the relationships of four friends and lovers, this blue collar, black comedy mines the humour and painful truths that lay between self-image and self-esteem in our beauty-obsessed society.

LaBute’s contemporary, realistic, in-your-face and four-letter-word-friendly language has been called “some of the freshest and most illuminating American dialogue to be heard anywhere these days,” (New York Times). Reasons to Be Pretty was nominated in 2009 for a Tony Award for Best Play. 



Advisory: This play is definitely four-letter word friendly. Mature subject matter and very coarse language.

Director Christine Willes

Show Dates

Dates & Events

Public Previews @ 8pm: ($7 tickets after 5pm) : February 12 & 13
Evenings @ 8pm: February 14 (Opening),15 (Lecture), 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Matinee @ 2pm: Saturday, February 23

Pre-Show Lecture: Friday February 15 @ 7pm
The Director’s Series with director Christine Willes
Join us for our series this year that puts our directors front and centre talking about the inspiration for their play. This lecture was recorded and the audio file posted below. Listen now to hear the director talk the themes in the play that were important to her.

Seating Plan: Roger Bishop Theatre

Box office:

Cast & Creative

Creative Team:

Directed by MFA candidate Christine Willes
Set Design by Breanna Wise
Costumes Design by Halley Fulford
Lighting Design by Erin Osborne & Michael Whitfield
Sound Design by Hayley McCurdy
Stage Manager Imogen Wilson

Featuring:

Alex Frankson (Kent)
Robin Gadsby (Greg)
Alberta Holden (Carly)
Blair Moro (Rich)
Reese Nielsen (Steph)

Reasons to be Pretty is presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc, New York.

Lecture
  • Pre-Show Lecture: Friday February 15 @ 7pm
    The Director’s Series with director Christine Willes
    Join us for our series this year that puts our directors front and centre talking about the inspiration for their play. This lecture was recorded and the audio file posted below. Listen now to hear the director talk the themes in the play that were important to her.