|Profiles Theatre presents|
|reasons to be pretty|
|Written by Neil LaBute
Directed byRick Snyder
at Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway (map)
thru March 13 | tickets: $35-$40 | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
He will hurt you. He's a guy. It's a done deal!
Profiles Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of reasons to be pretty. Greg dates Steph. His best friend is Kent. Kent is married to Carly. Carly is best friends with Steph. Greg and Kent ogle over the new eye candy at work. Greg offhandedly compares her beautiful face to Steph's 'regular' face. When a guy slams his girlfriend within earshot of her gal pal, the comment will be repeated and repeated and repeated. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But what if the beholder has small, squinty eyes? And what's 'regular' anyway? On the surface, reasons to be pretty is an unattractive expose on men's shallow nature. At the heart of it, reasons to be pretty is one man's quest to confront his own inner beauty.
Check out the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Blog.