If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be A Muhfucka

The Dramat 2023 Spring Ex

by Tori Sampson

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka: Play by Tori Sampson

Funga alafia!

Combining West African folklore and contemporary American culture, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka follows four teenage girls as they grapple with societal definitions of beauty. In the fictional setting of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, the four young women – Kaya, Massassi, Adama and Akim – are given an opportunity to live in a society where their individual beauty can reign supreme. But this opportunity comes at a dangerous cost.

Tori Sampson’s hilariously provocative play doesn’t ask the question “How much is beauty worth?” but rather, “Why are so many willing to pay its price?”

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Performance Dates & Times

February 16, 2023 - 8:00pm

February 17, 2023 - 8:00pm

February 18, 2023 - 2:00pm

February 18, 2023 - 8:00pm

Location

Yale Repertory Theatre

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via an elevator entrance around the left side of the building. Travel between the orchestra level and the lobby and facilities is accessible via the same elevator.

Reservations

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Patron Information

This performance is open to asymptomatic patrons with an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination. Patrons should carry vaccination documentation and be prepared to show it if asked.

Yale-approved masks  are required for all audience members.

Performers

Massassi
Akim
Tyler Watts
Adama
Kasim
Jailon Henry
Dad
Kennedy Odiboh
Mime
Klaleh Punni

Production Team

Director
Producer
Stage Manager
Maya Fonkeu
Choreographer
Katia George
Musical Director
Vyann Eteme
Technical Director
Assistant
Musical Director
Darren Markwei
Assistant
Producer
Alastair Rao
Assistant
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Costume Designer
Mayah Monthrope
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Angela Morka
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Graphic Designer
Zawadi Kigamwa
Graphic Designer
Emily Cai
Set Designer
Samantha Sims
Props Designer
Maggie Hankins
Head Electrician
Dramaturg
Assistant
Lighting Designer
Folu Ogundipe
Dramaturg
Yasmeen Adeleke
Makeup Artist
Projections Designer
Projections Designer
Paint Charge
Sets Team
Yasmin Bergemann
Sets Team
Yasmine Chokrane
Sets Team
Tobi Makinde
Sets Team
Sydney Reimer
Sets Team
Paula Toranzo