If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka
There can only be one star. So why you hatin’?
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.
2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist
Kennedy Center’s 2017 Paula Vogel Playwright