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Reasons to Be Pretty


Fri 14 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–9:20pm
Sat 15 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–9:20pm
Sun 16 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–9:20pm
Thu 20 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–9:20pm
Fri 21 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–9:20pm
Sat 22 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–9:20pm

Where: Lyttelton Arts Factory, 34 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, Lyttelton, Christchurch District

Restrictions: R15

Ticket Information:

  • Waged: $25.00
  • Concession: $20.00
  • Opening Nite (Fri 14 Oct), all seats: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Gaz Thomas

"Reasons to Be Pretty" by Neil LaBute, directed by Garry Thomas.

"A quirky, fast-paced, prickly comedy.”

A love story about the impossibility of love, reasons to be pretty introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections - “Maybe Steph’s face is just regular, but I wouldn’t trade it for a million bucks”.

Centering on four working class friends and lovers who become increasingly dissatisfied with their dead-end lives and each other, reasons to be pretty opens during the final moments of Greg and Steph's tumultuous four-year relationship with what is probably the most intense, expletive-driven, flesh-searing argument seen on stage.

A random, unintentional comment about Steph’s attractiveness sets her on a tirade of four-letter words. Greg, chronically suffering from foot-in-the-mouth disease, only enrages Steph further with his nonanswers and rationalizations.

Presented by: A Little Box At The Top Of The Stairs

Contains adult themes and mature language.