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Furman Theatre presents “Reasons to Be Pretty” by Neil LaBute

Furman Theatre stages "Reasons to Be Pretty" Sept. 26-30 at 8 p.m. with matinees Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. in The Playhouse.

Furman University Theatre will present Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty September 26-30 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. All performances take place in The Playhouse on the Furman University campus.

LaBute’s “Reasons to Be Pretty” is directed by Jay Oney.

Directed by Furman Theatre professor Jay Oney, Reasons to Be Pretty is open to the public. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.

A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance, Reasons to Be Pretty is the first installment (followed by Reasons to Be Happy and Reasons to Be Pretty Happy) in LaBute’s trilogy focusing on two young couples whose lives and careers become extremely entangled. When an off-handed remark disrupts the lives of Greg and Steph, they, and their sometime friends, Carly and Kent, confront self-deceit, treachery, and their own willingness to change. Reasons to Be Pretty has the razor-sharp wit and insight expected from LaBute, but with an extraordinary new twist—hope!

TIME magazine describes the play as “Tight, tense and emotionally true, and it portrays characters who actually seem part of the world that the rest of us live in.”

The cast includes:

Derek Leonard                                                            Greg
Eliza Kate Leiter                                                         Steph
Mike Caterisano                                                          Kent
Courtney Dorn                                                            Carly

For ticket information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at 864-294-2125. Season and individual tickets may be ordered online at this link. Box Office opens Wednesday, Sept. 20.

 

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