If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka

Tori Sampson

Friday, June 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Exploring the annexation of beauty while employing a West African folklore alongside modern American culture, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, follows four teenage girls as they recant how they’ve come to accept the definition of societal beauty standards and reasons people choose to risk everything for the opportunity to exist within its narrow definition. Located in this fictional town of Affreakah, Amirrorkah, Kaya, Massassi, Adama and Akim are given an opportunity to live in a society where their individual beauty can reign supreme, however it comes at dangerous price. This 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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  • Stage Director – Rusheaa Smith-Turner


  • Akim – Nadia Williams
  • Chours – Anthony Holmes
  • Ma – TammyRa
  • Dad – Dominique Morgan
  • Adama – Mecca Slaughter
  • Kaya – Regina Palmer
  • Massassi – Brandi Smith
  • Kasim – Eric Lawson