Sunday, Mar 9, 2014
SIU Department of Theater Presents "Reasons to be Pretty"
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Daily from April 25, 2013 until April 28, 2013
Location: McLeod Theater, Communications Building, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
The SIU Department of Theater concludes its 2012-2013 season with the edgy and funny REASONS TO BE PRETTY by Neil LaBute. The play tells the story of four working class young people who find their relationships crumbling when an offhand remark about a girlfriend’s looks sets off a series of spark-filled confrontations. It is a coming of age story that takes a contemporary look at America’s obsession with physical appearance.Return to event list.
Neil LaBute is a filmmaker and playwright. Some of his films include Nurse Betty, The Wickerman and Death at a Funeral.
The play is directed by J. Thomas Kidd, Chair of the SIU Department of Theater. Anthony L. Reed designs the sets with lighting designed by Guy Perticone and costumes by Lauren Ramsey. The production is recommended for mature teens and adults.
REASONS TO BE PRETTY is performed April 25 – 28 with performances Thurs. – Sat., at 7:30 pm and Sun. at 2 pm. Tickets to the production are $16 for adults and $6 for students and can be obtained in person Mon. – Fri. 12 - 5:00 pm at the McLeod Theater or Shryock Auditorium box offices, by phone at 618-453-6000, or online. Tickets are also available one hour before each performance.
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