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3456 Star Starred
Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
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3.5 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from JeffS
47 events 20 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sherry Alpert
44 events 18 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Gave Into PeerPressure
30 events 1 review

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

reviewed Mar 26 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

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.

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