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Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
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54 events
22 reviews
40 stars
There is no intermission. Plan ahead.
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Nancy Belling Boyarsky Red Velvet
44 events
8 reviews
6 stars
Parking: The free parking at the Westwood public structure (paid for by the Geffen) is a real hassle when everyone leaves at once. We pay $5.50 for a lot a block away from the theater and are home in bed by the time the last person straggles out of that slow garage line.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Reasons to Be Pretty"
103 ratings
3.0 average rating
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106 events
72 reviews
15 stars
attended Aug 07 2014

A truly exceptional cast really made this one for me. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Shawn Hatosy and Amber Tamblyn were just fantastic in their roles as the broken couple with a heartbreaking Alicia Witt and a blistering Nick Gehlfuss just bringing their...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 07 2014

I went for two reasons, Neil LaBute and Amber Tamblyn. Pleased with the writing, Ms. Tamblyn, and the entire cast. Great piece. Strong thread with today's dialogue on physical appearances. My thoughts about the play have carried over to the...

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12 events
3 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 09 2014

I really wanted to like the play, but some of the scenes made me cringe. Mainly the long opening number, where you're watching an argument happen with a million profanities, and the tension of it started making me physically uncomfortable after a...continued

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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.