Reasons to be Pretty


Lyceum Theatre
First Preview: Mar 13, 2009
Opening Date: Apr 02, 2009
Closing Date: Jun 14, 2009

Reasons to be pretty confronts America’s obsession with physical beauty headlong. In this exhilarating new play, Greg’s (Sadoski) tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his off-handed remarks about a female co-worker’s pretty face (and his girlfriend’s lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend (Pill). But that’s just the beginning. Greg’s best buddy Kent, and Kent’s wife Carly (Perabo) also enter into the picture and the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated. As their relationship crumbles, their friends are pulled into the fray and all 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?

Acclaimed playwright Neil LaBute made his Broadway debut with reasons to be pretty. It transfered from a sold out Off-Broadway run at MCC Theater – Lucille Lortel Theater, led by MCC Artistic Directors Bernard Telsey and Will Cantler, and Executive Director Robert LuPone. The critically acclaimed new playwas produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler, in association with MCC Theater.


Cast & Creative Team

Neil LaBute(Playwright)
Terry Kinney(Director)
David Gallo(Scenic Design)
Sarah J. Holden(Costume Design)
David Weiner(Lighting Design)


Marin Ireland (Steph)
Steven Pasquale (Kent)
Piper Perabo (Carly)
Thomas Sadoski (Greg)