Review by David Walters

Leah Gardiner (director) is in full stride, bringing depth and spontaneity to If Pretty Hurts. Working with a wonderful cast, this epic play smashes together several genres and directly addresses the power of beauty, what it means in society and the depths we plunge to in order to make it our own.

See full review here: NewYorkTheatreGuide.

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucker – Written by Tori Sampson; Directed by Leah C. Gardiner.

WITH: Rotimi Agbabiaka (Chorus), Maechi Aharanwa (Ma), Jason Bowen (Dad), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy — Massassi, Leland Fowler — Kasim, Níkẹ Uche Kadri — Akim, Mirirai Sithole — Adama, Phumzile Sitole — Kaya, Carla R. Stewart — The Voice of the River

Running time: Approximately 150 minutes with one intermission.

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucker at the Playwrights Horizons and runs through March 31.  Tickets and information: playwrightshorizons