Reasonspretty 031913

reasons to be pretty Reviews

San Francisco Playhouse duplicate (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

"reasons to be pretty"
84 ratings
3.8 average rating
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16 reviews
4 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 the scene at the ballpark was not realistic to me, and neither was the very...continued

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15 reviews
10 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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15 reviews
10 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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Jim & Eric
37 events
14 reviews
6 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 Neil LaBute's point was in the end. Still, a good but not great evening of...continued

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14 reviews
15 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

Well-acted.

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13 reviews
31 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 about lover's faults--done too often in other shows elsewhere.) That is just one...continued

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13 reviews
17 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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58 events
12 reviews
36 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 and banal characters, it was very hard to summon up a desire to care what...continued

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12 reviews
5 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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11 reviews
7 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 some of my previous reviews), and as good as or better than anything you'll see...continued

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11 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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jcinsf
39 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended May 09 2013

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

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9 reviews
8 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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8 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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ezra
21 events
7 reviews
287 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 and a cookie at the coffee shop next door. Walking through the lobby to get...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
4 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 for truth, lying, doomed to hurt others and be hurt--and this is all there...continued

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 20 2013

Terrific! Great script, acting, sets!!!

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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 referred to as a "dress rehearsal," and there was no hint of preview about it - the...continued

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6 reviews
34 stars
attended Apr 16 2013

I loved it. Lauren English is one of the best actors in the bay area. This is another must see performance!

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