If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka
About If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka
In the village of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, no one questions that Akim is the one true, perfect beauty — not even her jealous classmates. But they’ll be damned before they let her be the leading lady in this story. A decidedly contemporary riff on a West African fable, Tori Sampson’s explosive epic is brimming with live music and dance, as these frenemies jockey for their rank in a culture built on ideals forever out of reach.
*Note: Late seating and re-entry for show are strictly limited.*
Critic’s Pick! “Beauty, Blackness, and Beyoncé. Tori Sampson’s delicious new play is an auspicious professional playwriting debut.”
—Jesse Green, The New York Times
“If Pretty Hurts is full of winking whimsy and frightening recognitions — it’s got teeth.”
—Sara Holdren, New York Magazine
1 hour 50 minutes, no intermission
Recommended for ages 10 and up.