Saturday, August 16, 2008

Playbill Theater Shows "Reasons to be Pretty"

Neil Labute's "Reasons to be Pretty and Tracy Letts: Osage County have brought Broadway

and beauty together. Labute's play, in the final trilogy acts out the theme of physical

appearance. The Shape of Things and Fat Pig , uses the beauty conceptions which "illuminates

the insecurities of people who do not feel like they have much to offer the world." Labute and

theater critics say we desire it, we despise if it is unattainable, and if we cannot have it is

upseting. Lett's dark comedy/tragedy , Osage County, has Violet the matriarch, say; "Wouln't

we be better off , if we stopped lying about these things and told the truth. Women aren't

sexy when they are old." When her daughter asks "should I wear makeup?" Violets says; "All

women need makeup. The only woman who was pretty enough to go without makeup was

Elizabeth Taylor and she wore tons of it."

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