Penn State Altoona to present 'reasons to be pretty'

Poster art for reasons to be pretty
Credit: Penn State

ALTOONA – The play reasons to be pretty will be performed in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Performances will take place March 28 and March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Penn State Altoona students and $7 general admission. This production includes strong language and is not appropriate for children.

reasons to be pretty centers on four young working class friends and lovers who become increasingly dissatisfied with their dead-end lives and with each other. Relationships are tested, and truth, fidelity, and trust are all called into question. The play is a raw and insightful look into the impact beauty has on our lives examining the age-old question, how much is pretty worth?

reasons to be pretty was written by Neil LaBute. In 2009, it was nominated for three Tony Awards and won a Drama Desk Award and a Theatre World Award. The production is directed by Naomi Baker, assistant teaching professor of theatre and integrative arts.

Tickets for reasons to be pretty may be purchased at the box office, open Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and before and during all performances. For further information, call the box office at 814-949-5452.