If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka

Playwrights Horizons continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the world premiere of If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, written by Tori Sampson and directed by Liesl Tommy.

Performances are staged at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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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.

By:
Tori Sampson
Producer:
Playwrights Horizons
Director:
Leah C. Gardiner
Lighting:
Matt Frey
Sound:
Ian Scot
Design:
Louisa Thompson
Choreography:
Raja Feather Kelly
Costume:
Dede Ayite
Cast list:
Rotimi Agbabiaka (as Chorus), Maechi Aharanwa (as Ma), Jason Bowen (as Dad), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (as Massassi), Leland Fowler (as Kasim), Níkẹ Uche Kadri (as Akim), Mirirai Sithole (as Adama), Phumzile Sitole (as Kaya), and Carla R. Stewart (as The Voice of the River)
Other info:
Hair & Wig Design by Cookie Jordan
If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 15, 2019
Opening date: 
March 10, 2019
Closes: 
April 5, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2:30pm8pm
Sunday2:30pm7:30pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka Review

A pretty woman wakes up with a start in her bedroom as if waking from a disturbing dream. She looks around, realizes she is in her own home and crawls out of bed to begin her day.