By Neil LaBute. Square Peg Productions. Theatreworks. May 31 – June 17, 2012.
It claims to be a play about “our culture’s fixation with vanity and physical attractiveness”. The title fits: Reasons to be Pretty. But I must have missed this. I witnessed the scope of beauty, yes, but it was in the total ugliness of some characters and relationships.
Square Peg Productions and Director Eddy Segal brings Reasons to be Pretty, from American playwright and screenwriter Neil LaBute, to Theatreworks. LaBute wrote the play over a ten year period which explains its disjointedness at times.