Reasons to Be Pretty

A Play

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 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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Reasons to Be Pretty
Act OneLights burst on.
 At home. Two people in their bedroom, already deep in the middle of it. A nice little fight. Wham!
 GREG … No, no, no, no, no, uh-uh, no!STEPH Yes!GREG No, that’s not it! / I didn’t say that!STEPH Don’t lie, you fucker! / Yes, you did!GREG Steph …STEPH No, don’t, do not “Steph” me right now!GREG Come on, Stephanie …STEPH Don’t do that, you prick! Don’t play the “Stephanie” game, do not do it!GREG But I didn’t say anything, I’m telling you the

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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

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Neil LaBute

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
A Play
Neil LaBute

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Faber & Faber
Faber and Faber, Inc.
June 2008
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ISBN: 9781429996235
ISBN10: 1429996234
152 pages
$9.99

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Faber & Faber
Faber and Faber, Inc.
June 2008
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ISBN: 9780865479982
ISBN10: 0865479984
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 152 pages
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