Reasons to be Pretty


Season: 14 - 16 & 20 - 22 Oct 2016

Location: Lyttelton Arts Factory
Oxford Street, Lyttelton

Price: $20 - $25

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 non-answers and rationalizations.

Written by: Neil LaBute

Directed by: Garry Thomas

Featuring: Nikki Conyers, Karyn Gibson, Sam Primrose & Paddy Scott

Christchurch independent theatre group A Little Box At The Top Of The Stairs is back with another dramatic installment with the quirky, hard-edged comedy “reasons to be pretty”.

Contains adult themes and mature language

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