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"reasons to be pretty/reasons to be happy"

Reasons LogoREASONS TO BE PRETTY/
REASONS TO BE HAPPY
by Neil Labute

Directed by Barry Martin
Two plays presented in repertory April 26 - May 11, 2019

"reasons to be pretty" is a love story about the impossibility of love. The third play in LaBute's trilogy about body image, this story revolves around Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them to a friend, Kent, who tells his girlfriend Carly, who tells Steph what Greg said, all hell breaks loose. 

"reasons to be happy" picks up the story three years after a contentious break-up. Now, Steph and Greg are wondering if they can make a fresh go of it. Trouble is, she's married to someone else and he's just embarked on a relationship with Steph's best friend, Carly, a single mom whose jealous ex-husband, Kent, has trouble articulating his feelings. Navigating the rocky landscape of conflicting agendas and exploding emotions isn't going to be easy for any of them. 

These two plays will be presented in repertory over a three weekend span. We encourage you to see both for the best experience of Neil LaBute's compelling storytelling.