Venue Details

3205 Star Starred
Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
Venue website Get directions
1 events
1 review
4 stars
The Beehive, directly next door, has great food and drink...a little pricey but perfect for a night out on the town.
star this tip starred
5 events
3 reviews
59 stars
I went to a Thai rest. that was within walking distance from the theater. The food was fabulous.
star this tip starred
View all 314 tips

Reviews & Ratings

"reasons to be pretty"
14 ratings
3.5 average rating
  • 4
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • 0
47 events
20 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
43 events
18 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
30 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 26 2011

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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 10 Reviews
More Information

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.