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Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
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3.0 / 5 Rated by 103 members
Review from Mark Marcus
Red Velvet 374 events 113 reviews

This production of Neil LaBute's 'Reasons To Be Pretty' benefits greatly from an excellent cast, led by Amber Tamblyn and Shawn Hatosy. Like LaBute's earlier play 'Fat Pig' previously produced at the Geffen Theatre, this story deals with men's...continued

reviewed Aug 09 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Ira T.
Red Velvet 123 events 57 reviews

What is so remarkable about "Reasons To Be Pretty" is that
it was written by Neil Labute" Far from another attack on young men and especially women, this play uses humor and relationship confrontations to create real people..people whom you care...continued

reviewed Aug 15 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Ms. N.
Red Velvet 127 events 41 reviews

I was persuaded by reviews, but in the opening scene, I found Amber Tamblyn's performance so shrill, stagey, even amateurish, and unpersuasive that I found it difficult to ever care about her character. The other actors were good, the men's acting...continued

reviewed Aug 20 2014 report as inappropriate
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  • “The acting is superlative from all four actors. The scenes between Hatosy and Tamblyn are especially electric and absorbing. They have great chemistry … I highly recommend Reasons to Be Pretty. It moved me unlike any other LaBute piece. It is by far one of his very best.” — Broadway World
  • “Proves to be a humane, tenderhearted coming-of-age story.” — Los Angeles Times
  • “Displays a Pinter-like virtuosity with the hidden meanings behind everyday words and mundane conversations. LaBute, more than any other American playwright of his generation, is a master of revealing deep truths buried in seemingly offhand remarks.” — OC Register
  • “This production is excellent. It is fluid, funny and wonderfully well-acted … A joy to watch.” — Life in LA


This production contains strong profanity and adult content.

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