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Reasons to be Pretty
What is your reason to be pretty? Our obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this perceptive and exhilarating comedy. It is the third in Neil LaBute’s trilogy of plays that examines the male/female relationship in honest , arresting and hilarious detail. It follows The Shape of Things and Fat Pig.
Fat Pig was a resounding success at the Bakehouse Theatre in 2013. It was nominated for “best show comedy” and was winner of “best male performance” (Daniel McKinnon) by the Adelaide Theatre Guide Curtain Call Awards.
The Bakehouse Theatre celebrates the return of award winning Director Joh Hartog (who also directed The Shape of Things) in this brutal examination of the male/female relationship .
In a story that reminds us all of how we project on to each other what we expect, hope or want to be there, four young friends are about to find out if their relationships can survive a dose of harsh truths. When Carly reports to Steph that her boyfriend Greg has described her as “regular” looking, there begins an examination of all of their relationships, with unexpected twists, turns and complications as La Bute explores our endless capacity for manipulation.
Listen to an interview on Radio Adelaide with the Director Joh Hartog and actor Clare Mansfield HERE
Warning: Course Language
Written by: Neil La Bute
Directed by: Joh Hartog (winner of Best Ensemble - Worlds End - Curtain Call Awards 2009)
Clare Mansfield (nominated for best female performance - East of Berlin 2013/2014)
David Hirst (Boys Life - nominated for best comedy 2010)
Nic Krieg (Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Innocence, State of Affairs)
Krystal Brock (winner of Neil Curnow Award 2010)
Produced by: Pamela Munt
Lighting and Sound by: Stephen Dean
Photography by Micheal Errey
By arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
We have a Main Theatre (capacity 87) and a Studio Theatre (capacity 40) available for hire. Click here for more information.