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4048 Star Starred
Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-208-5454
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"Reasons to Be Pretty"
103 ratings
3.0 average rating
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66 events
36 reviews
19 stars
attended Aug 12 2014

I love going to the theater. Especially the Geffen. This play however, was terrible. There was not a redeeming value to it, at all. The characters were all pretty bad and unrelatable people, and it was just unpleasant to watch. It's the first...continued

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147 events
104 reviews
16 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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Kiki
17 events
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...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

  • “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

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This production contains strong profanity and adult content.

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