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.
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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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.