Reasonspretty-031913

reasons to be pretty

San Francisco Playhouse duplicate (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

84 ratings
3.8 average rating
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15 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 25 2013

Neil LaBute's script is tight and the acting is excellent - a most entertaining evening.

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15 reviews
3 stars
attended May 07 2013

what a great cast!it was funny and poignant at the same time. this is the 2nd play i have seen from this company and both were fabulous with incredible actors.
the amount of profanity may offend some but it seems a natural part of the characters.
go!

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14 reviews
16 stars
attended May 11 2013

Excellent acting. Beautiful set.

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13 reviews
15 stars
attended Apr 06 2013

I really enjoyed the play. It's quite well written and very well acted. It may not have a huge amount of depth, but it does give a little bit of food for thought (however, I'd mostly go for the entertainment value).

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12 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

First production at Playhouse I did not enjoy much. In fact, their plays have been consistently wonderful. But this one...1st: too much cliche (e.g. telling audience... continued

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10 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

This was my first Neil LaBute play and my last. He's just not my cup of tea. I found the characters to be mere stereotypes. The actors were all good. The finale of... continued

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10 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 11 2013

Wonderful play and terrific performances by all four cast members. This is what live theater so rarely is--but what we go to the theater hoping for. I am looking forward to other productions at this venue.

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9 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 26 2013

A friend raved about this show, so we decided to go. I really didn't care for it at all. The chemistry was lacking between the characters which made it not believable.

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9 reviews
24 stars
attended Apr 23 2013

Acting, direction, production values are all first-rate. I don't mind "dark" comedies, but this felt a bit like 2 hours in a vicious internet chatroom. With such shallow... continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 28 2013

If there were an option to give this 4 and a half stars, that's what I'd do. It's a very good play and a very good production. LaBute continues to look at the tensions and conflicts between men and women in dating and intimate relationships.

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended May 09 2013

Snappy dialogue (ok, maybe a little too much cursing) well executed. Enjoyed it!

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended May 08 2013

Very funny but moving exploration of the war between the sexes. Excellent acting, sets and stagecraft. Beautiful theater. Parking can be challenging. If you're coming from the East Bay you might want to consider using BART.

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8 reviews
2 stars
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7 reviews
234 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

Easy and cheap parking at Sutter and Stockton Garage a block away. Getting the tickets at will call was painless. The new SF Playhouse location is great. Got a coffee... continued

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 13 2013

Excellent cast and set design (as usual at SF Playhouse). The play itself though wasn't quite satisfying. The individual scenes work well, but it just wasn't clear what... continued

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended May 11 2013

It was a little tiresome to listen to the arguing in the first half, but the second half picked up. The play did not have a lot of depth but had many enjoyable moments.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 27 2013

The story was very interesting and every cast member was great; highly enjoyable play. I saw their second performance before a paying audience, which the director... continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 03 2013

this is an excellent production, with excellent acting, of an excellent play, head and shoulders above anything you will see downtown at any of the smaller houses (see... continued

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

Relentless, intense dialog between 4 characters who will learn and change, some, but never, never escape their fates. Neil LaBute's values? Everyone is limited, trying... continued

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

Terrific! Great script, acting, sets!!!

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