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reasons to be pretty Reviews

Profiles Theatre (Chicago, IL)

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63 ratings
4.6 average rating
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51 reviews
24 stars
attended Feb 19 2011

Great acting. Lead actor is really good. Food for thought....

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3 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 25 2011

We really enjoyed this play, have seen Darrell Cox and Somer Benson in several plays here and they are outstanding. Plot was excellent and kept us on the edge of our seats. Great script and super acting.

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57 reviews
17 stars
attended Mar 02 2011

Neil LaBute's play received its Chicago debut in a strong production at Profiles. Like Killer Joe, I hope this show will be extended and extended. Two of the cast members were in Killer Joe portraying extremely different characters and doing...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 24 2011

I recently attended the Profile Theater to see "Reasons to Be Pretty" and my date and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The tickets are cheap, the atmosphere is intimate, and the actors were amazing. You are right in the mix of things which keeps...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Feb 04 2011

The scenes have an instability that makes this play and the way the two main actors interact wonderful. The interactions are volatile and identifiable even in their extremes. It has an incredible heart in the writing as well as the acting. The...continued

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 25 2011

This was a great show. The four actors handled a lot of dialogue well, there were many funny lines and situations, and they used a spare set nicely. The ending was a bit bland, but it was fun watching the characters and relationships as they...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 24 2011

Loved this production, very thought provoking

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 18 2011

That this play takes place in such an intimate setting is absolutely perfect. It is everything you can do to prevent yourself from participating in the conversations that go on on stage, and this incredible cast involves you to the point where...continued

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148 reviews
96 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

GREAT!! The actors & Neil LaBute's script were terrific! There were lots of moments in the play that reminded us of situations in our pasts--times in relationships when one person couldn't let go of something, or where you knew someone else's...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 05 2011

Everything about this show is fantastic: the script, the direction, the acting. True to LaBute's style, this play pulls no punches and is rather brutal, but it's wonderfully written with dialogue that rings true and performances that are as good...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 05 2011

A great play and a wonderful space to see it in. Speaks to the need to be considerate of others in a very forceful way. I understand why the playwright uses this company to premire all of his plays in the midwest The stadium seating on both sides...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 24 2011

This play was really enjoyable. I was wondering how a play at the Profiles Theater would be anticipating a tiny stage. Goes to show that with a well written script and great acting thats all you really need.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

Very well acted, thought provoking, but not very enjoyable for me. At this point in my life I'd rather spend my weekends laughing. I was emotionally exhausted when it was over.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 05 2011

Nalepa and Cox give performances as good as you'll see anywhere in town. The small space lets the audience experience these truthfully constructed and intensely played scenes up close.

Completely worth the ticket price.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 05 2011

Really enjoyed the play. Interesting script. Kept our attention. Well acted.

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 07 2011

First, allow enough time to park. (That was a good guideline given by someone else). The sound design is worth hearing (the preshow pretty-themed songs are great - such as "if you want to be happy for the rest of your life..."). Technically...continued

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 19 2011

Awesome. Very graphic language...not for the easily offended.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

The small ensemble evoked raw emotion associated on sensitive issues relating to personal appearance and physical attributes. The characters kept their high level of energy up throughout the entire 90 minutes.

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42 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 03 2011

It was dynamic and what a treat to have such believable actors playing these roles. This play is an example of why Chicago theater has become the force that it has. The lead actor may as well be in blockbuster movies.

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35 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 19 2011

Enjoyable from the opening scene to the last. Very well acted and believable. The play spurs a lot of thought...from morality, to insensitivity to strength of character. A little too much profanity in the dialogue but the story and the message...continued

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