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If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka

Written by Tori Sampson
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly

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.

Tickets on sale to the public January 23.

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Show Information

Dates Feb 15–Mar 31
Ticket Prices Regular
$49–$89
Company Playwrights Horizons
Theater Mainstage Theater
416 West 42 Street
New York, NY 10036
Written by Tori Sampson
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly

Schedule

Tue – Wed 7:00 PM
Thu – Fri 8:00 PM
Sat 2:30 PM
8:00 PM
Sun 2:30 PM
7:30 PM
Run Time 1 hour, 50 minutes
Intermission No intermission

Events

First Preview Feb 15
Opening Night Mar 10
Post Performance Discussion Feb 20
Feb 26
Mar 2 mat
POP Talk Feb 19
Feb 23 mat
Mar 5
Audio Description Mar 30 mat
Closed Caption Mar 12–31
ASL Interpretation Mar 24 mat

Cast

Rotimi Agbabiaka
Maechi Aharanwa
Jason Bowen
Antoinette Crowe-Legacy
Leland Fowler
Níkẹ Uche Kadri
Mirirai Sithole
Phumzile Sitole
Carla R. Stewart

Additional Information

Audience Recommended for ages 10+
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