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Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
Between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
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We dined right across the street at The Butchery (Barbara Lynch restaurant) and it was great and convenient. Nice night out.
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Aquitaine is nearby at Clarendon & Tremont -good food and convenient loc
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8 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

We were disappointed. I'd seen LaBute's "The Shape of Things" and his films "In the Company of Men" and "Your Friends and Neighbors". He's a brilliant playwright and screenwriter. This play, however, seemed based on a false premise - the comment...continued

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3 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

I found this LaBute populated by characters I never cared about telling stories that did not matter to me. The acting was stiff and artificial and self conscious most of the time, and the directing as ordinary as the play itself. Very...continued

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attended Mar 26 2011

Boring. Obvious dialogue. Not painful, but I suggest you skip this one.

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reasons to be pretty was LaBute’s first play to be produced on Broadway, where it was nominated for three Tony Awards, including best play.


Written by Neil LaBute

Directed by Paul Melone

This incendiary drama from Neil LaBute (Fat Pig, The Shape of Things) asks, “How much is ‘pretty’ worth?” Sparked by one man’s offhand remark about his girlfriend’s appearance, reasons to be pretty navigates the crumbling relationships of four young friends as they come to terms with their unfulfilling lives and question the American obsession with physical beauty.

About the Ticket Supplier: SpeakEasy Stage

Over the past nineteen seasons, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston’s premier theater staging Boston premieres. Year after year, SpeakEasy has won acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays.

Recently, SpeakEasy was singled out by Variety, the entertainment newspaper, as a force in regional theater and a champion of small, often overlooked musicals.