Reasonspretty 031913

reasons to be pretty Reviews

San Francisco Playhouse duplicate (San Francisco, CA)

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83 ratings
3.9 average rating
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141 reviews
19 stars
attended Apr 16 2013

The opening scene was incredibly funny and well-acted, one of the best that I have ever seen. But the rest of the performance did not match this opening. There were some good moments but the reality is that with a small cast such as this, all of...continued

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108 reviews
31 stars
attended May 11 2013

Nice set. Very good acting by Ms. English; so so by the rest of the cast. The plot was petty and boring - junior high subject matter. Rumor has it that the second half is better. We walked at intermission and didn't look back..

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90 reviews
95 stars
attended Mar 27 2013

Excellent acting and sets, but the play itself was not exactly my cup of tea. Kind of hard to watch, as it deals with some difficult topics, but the acting was so superb, it made it difficult to give this just a so-so rating.

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90 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 27 2013

I can't believe this was a preview, since there wasn't a misstep anywhere. I loved it. The subject matter was oh so familiar, and the acting was superb. I am always impressed with SF Playhouse productions, but this is one of the best I've seen.

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30 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

What a pleasant surprise! The play is interesting, funny, and thought-provoking. Even more, the cast is staggeringly good. Thanks to the director, the dialogue crackled and the sets were fantastic.

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21 reviews
102 stars
attended May 11 2013

I did not attend; I stupidly made an error in the date and booked this on a weekend I wasn't in SF. I did not notice until yesterday, the day after the show, so couldn't cancel (although I am Red Velvet)

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20 reviews
23 stars
attended Apr 16 2013

Actors and sets were great but the story was just not that interesting. A lot of effort on a very weak script - a real shame.

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 24 2013

A brilliant production of a superb play! I saw it on Broadway, and this one was decidely better. Terrific acting and directing! The play itself is brilliant.

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 16 2013

I attend the theater in San Francisco at least once per month. This play was the worst I have seen in some time.. The opening scene with the argument consisted of screaming and shouting and profanities that detracted from the quality. And it did...continued

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127 reviews
30 stars
attended Apr 03 2013

Where to begin? Neil LaBute quite obviously has a hate/hate relationship with women. The two female characters in this play are so one-dimensional (one screams, the other connives - and that's about it) that it would be funny if it weren't such...continued

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44 reviews
51 stars
attended Apr 23 2013

Not at all what the description of this play says. Although the actors were all fantastic, the play was repetitious at best.

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43 reviews
53 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

Impressively professional production and staging, excellent play, although it seemed like the actors were still learning their characters in the last preview I attended. First half was a bit weak; second half was more compelling. Greg was the...continued

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MCP
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35 reviews
20 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

another great, thought-provoking evening of theater at SFPlayhouse. Even in the larger space, Bill English was able to put a spin on the set that brings back the days of the old tiny theater and the surprises the audience with superb stage-craft....continued

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29 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 27 2013

Great acting by all four (though the two female characters not nearly as developed as the two male ones), great staging, witty banter, fast-paced. The only thing keeping it from getting the fifth star is it seemed to fail to really get any deeper...continued

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Ani
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29 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 27 2013

The acting was great. The script was superficial. I guess that was the point.

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22 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 06 2013

This show was delightful. It was laugh out loud funny and it had an interesting message about the way beauty is viewed and revered by most cultures.

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17 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

Wonderfully acted, great writing, intelligent ,true to life and some very funny moments.

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16 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

The actors were all good but the script was not. The girlfriend continuously berates her boyfriend for the first half of the play and uses a lot of foul language in the process. We were sitting in the balcony part of this theatre which I thought...continued

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15 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 03 2013

Loved this production. Neil LeBute is one of my favorite playwrights so I was pretty confident I'd enjoy the play. But the cast was a pleasant surprise. Everyone was first-rate. Highly recommended.

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