‘Reasons to Be Pretty’ Takes Stage at Southeast’s River Campus Oct. 12-14


America’s obsession with beauty is depicted in “Reasons to Be Pretty,” presented at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-14 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre.

A love story about the impossibility of love, “Reasons to Be Pretty” is a romantic drama focusing on the extreme appeal to physical appearances. Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph, also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, a tirade of drama is set loose.

“This is a gorgeous play about the hopelessness of romance,” said Dr. Kenneth Stilson, chair of The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance.

“Reasons to Be Pretty” is the final segment in Neil LaBute’s trilogy following “The Shape of Things” and “Fat Pig.”


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampus.org.