BAKEHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY
REASONS TO BE PRETTY
By Neil LaBute
Love should be blind, shouldn’t it?
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.
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, Bred to Perfection)
Nic Kreig (Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Innocence, State of Affairs)
Krystal Brock (winner of Neil Curnow Award 2010)
WHEN: Previews: Thurs. 11 and Frid. 12 June. Opening Night Saturday 13 June .
Season continues Wed to Sat at 8pm until June 27
WHERE: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide.
TICKETS: Adults $28; Concession $25; Group (6+) $20; Previews $20; Students $15
BOOKINGS: www.bakehousetheatre.com or at the door (subject to availability)
We do not take phone bookings, seating is general admission, latecomers will not be admitted.