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September 29th, 2010
Texas State theater department tackles LaBute Play


Neil LaBute.


The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State will present Neil LaBute’s comic drama “Reasons to be Pretty” Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the PSH Foundation Theatre on campus. There will also be a matinee of the production Sunday at 2 p.m.

The play is the story of four people who confront the ideal of beauty in their relationships with one another.  The Texas State production is directed by Laura T. Garza.

“There’s a lot about infidelity, betrayed trust and relationships between men and women,” said Jeremy Torres, publicity coordinator and lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance. “It’s really intense drama with comedic moments.”

“Reasons to be Pretty” is the final installment of LaBute’s  trilogy, with his two plays “The Shape of Things” and “Fat Pig,” that deal with the modern day issues of physical appearance. LaBute is a critically acclaimed film director, screen writer and playwright. “The Shape of Things” was also made into a movie directed by LaBute in 2003.

Tickets for “Reasons to be Pretty” are $8 general admission and $5 for students. To reserve tickets, call the Texas State box office at (512) 245-2204.

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