Auditions for “reasons to be pretty” at Burien Little Theatre

Burien Little Theatre announces auditions for the comedy-drama “reasons to be pretty,” written by Neal LaBute. Characters are two men and two women in their early to mid-20s.

Synopsis: This incendiary comedy-drama involving four friends was an Off-Broadway hit that later moved to Broadway as a Tony-nominated Best Play. Greg, who adores his girlfriend Steph, is overheard admitting that she is no beauty. When Steph finds out, all hell breaks loose. Best friends Carly and Kent, who are struggling with their marriage, are there to take sides, provide support and light the match on the powder keg of their relationship. As both relationships crumble, the friends are forced to confront deceit, infidelity and betrayed trust in their journey to answer that oh-so-American question, “How much is ‘pretty’ worth?” Contains liberal but appropriate use of profanity.

“LaBute has exchanged misanthropy for empathy, reaping unexpected dividends … some of the freshest and most illuminating American dialogue to be heard anywhere.” The New York Times

Performances are at Burien Little Theatre in Burien from April 20 through May 13, 2012. Rehearsals begin in March.

Auditions are Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.  Callbacks are Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Stage director Zachariah Robinson.

$100 stipend provided.

Please prepare two contrasting short contemporary monologues (serious/comedy) totaling 3 minutes maximum. Bring resume and headshot. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please make audition appointment: [email protected], 206-242-5180. Auditions and callbacks will be held at Burien Little Theatre, 14501 Fourth Ave. S.W. (intersection of Fourth Ave. S.W. and S.W. 146th St.) in Burien.

For directions, go to BLT’s directions page on the main site.

Character Descriptions

Greg – Early to mid-20s. Average guy. Trying to figure out what he wants out of life.

Steph – Early to mid-20s. Girl-next-door type. Not drop-dead gorgeous, not ugly, just a regular everyday girl.

Kent – Early to mid-20s. A guy’s guy. Big into sports, hot girls. A good-looking guy and he knows it.

Carly – Early to mid-20s. Hot girl with an incredible body and a self-righteous attitude.

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