Venue Details

51 Star Starred
The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
408-283-7142
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Member Tips

Greg
Dressing well demonstrates respect for the cast.
info Oct 01 2010 star this tip starred
Greg
Metered parking in the vicinity.
info Oct 01 2010 star this tip starred
Greg
Wine and spirits available, of course!
info Oct 01 2010 star this tip starred
Greg
Please support your local theatre company!
info Oct 01 2010 star this tip starred
Jim Arballo
Food/drink require cash as there are no ATM/debit card services easily available.
info Oct 22 2010 star this tip starred
Jim Arballo
There is liberal use of profanity. Including the "C" word. The "F" word is prolific
info Oct 22 2010 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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3.8 average rating
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24 reviews
33 stars
attended Oct 24 2010

I love Neil LaBute's writing,
and this is the best play by him that I've seen.

Very well acted, it revealed to me (a woman) a lot about testosterone-driven "buddy"... continued

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26 stars
attended Oct 21 2010

Although I appreciated the talent of the actors the content/profanity wasn't my cup of tea. It was a challenge to see beyond the prolific verbal abuse and mean,... continued

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Website

http://www.thestage.org

Quotes & Highlights

“It is tight, tense and emotionally true, and it portrays characters who actually seem part of the world that the rest of us live in.__” —Time Magazine __

Description

A 2009 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, Neil LaBute’s bristling new comedy puts a ferocious cap on a trilogy of plays that began with The Shape of Things and Fat Pig. America’s obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this brutal and exhilarating work, in which a slip of the tongue has a tsunami effect on man’s relationships, romantic and otherwise. Simultaneously sentimental and uncompromising, Reasons To Be Pretty is a gorgeous play.

Featuring Halsey Varady, Robert Brewer*, Allison F. Rich and Will Springhorn Jr.*.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association.  

About the Ticket Supplier: San Jose Stage Company

Founded in 1983, San Jose Stage Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to producing the works of contemporary playwrights that speak to the conditions, hopes and fears of all mankind.

San Jose Stage operates in their own theatre facility in downtown San Jose. They produce five plays per season on an annual budget of approximately $850,000.00 and serve over 25,000 patrons each season.