Reasons to be Pretty

March 21 - 24th, 2013

Is there more to life than simply how one looks? Greg’s long-time lover, Steph, walks out on him after she hears about his offhand remark that her face, in comparison to that of a pretty female coworker’s, is just “regular.” Greg is puzzled by Steph’s rage, and irked by the fact that his casual observation was passed on by a work colleague, Carly, who happens to be the wife of his best friend, Kent. Greg’s tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil as the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated. As their relationships crumble, the four friends are forced to confront a sea of deceit, infidelity, and betrayed trust. America’s obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this brutal and exhilarating work.

Jason Bowcutt