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Tori Sampson; photo by Zack DeZon

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka


Mainstage Theater

Performance Calendar

SUN
MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
     FEB 15*
8:00 PM 
FEB 16*
8:00 PM
FEB 17*
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
FEB 18FEB 19*
7:00 PM ♦
FEB 20*
7:00 PM ▲
FEB 21*
8:00 PM
FEB 22*
8:00 PM
FEB 23*
2:30 PM ♦
8:00 PM
FEB 24*
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
FEB 25FEB 26*
7:00 PM ▲
FEB 27*
7:00 PM
FEB 28*
8:00 PM
MAR 1*
8:00 PM
MAR 2*
2:30 PM ▲
8:00 PM
MAR 3
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
MAR 4MAR 5*
7:00 PM ♦
MAR 6*
7:00 PM
MAR 7*
8:00 PM
MAR 8*
8:00 PM
MAR 9*
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
MAR 10
Opening Night
MAR 11MAR 12
7:00 PM
MAR 13
7:00 PM
MAR 14
8:00 PM
MAR 15
8:00 PM
MAR 16
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
MAR 17
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
MAR 18MAR 19
7:00 PM
MAR 20
7:00 PM
MAR 21
8:00 PM
MAR 22
8:00 PM
MAR 23
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
MAR 24
2:30 PM ⭑
7:30 PM
MAR 25MAR 26
7:00 PM
MAR 27
7:00 PM
MAR 28
8:00 PM
MAR 29
8:00 PM
MAR 30
2:30 PM ◼
8:00 PM
MAR 31
2:30 PM
7:30 PM
      
Preview
Post-Performance Discussion
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♦ POP Talk
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Audio Description
ASL Interpretation

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Age recommendation: 10+

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Performance dates and times are subject to change.

Essay

The American Voice: Theater of the Neo-Soul

In 1998, 15 years before Beyoncé released her song “Pretty Hurts,” Lauryn Hill dropped her legendary record ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.’ ... And on a road in Raleigh, tucked into the backseat of her mother’s peach Volvo on the way to school, nine-year-old Tori Sampson was listening. (Lizzie Stern, Literary Associate)

Essay

Backstory: Run Me My Language

Think of words you may deem part of pop culture, words that seem to sprout up on social media, take over your newsfeeds, and then fade out of existence. Think “bae,” “bruh,” “bless.” If someone asked you where these words originated, where would you say? (Divinia Shorter, Literary Fellow)