Tori Sampson’s If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka officially opened at Playwrights Horizons Off-Broadway March 10. The new play, a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, is a contemporary riff on a West African fable brimming with live music and dance.
The world-premiere production, directed by Leah C. Gardiner and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, began February 15 and is scheduled to run through March 31. The cast is made up of Rotimi Agbabiaka, Maechi Aharanwa, Jason Bowen, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Ian Duff, Níkẹ Uche Kadri, Mirirai Sithole, and Phumzile Sitole.
Flip through photos of the production below:
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of If Pretty Hurts... Off-Broadway
The creative team for If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka also includes Louisa Thompson (scenic designer), Dede M. Ayite (costume designer), Matt Frey (lighting designer), Ian Scot (original music and sound designer), Alyssa K. Howard (production stage manager), and Noah Silva (assistant stage manager).
For tickets and more information visit PlaywrightsHorizons.org.