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The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
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"Reasons To Be Pretty"
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3.8 average rating
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24 reviews
33 stars
attended Oct 24 2010

I love Neil LaBute's writing,
and this is the best play by him that I've seen.

Very well acted, it revealed to me (a woman) a lot about testosterone-driven "buddy" relationships, and that if "you're not pretty" is one of the worst things you...continued

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attended Oct 21 2010

Although I appreciated the talent of the actors the content/profanity wasn't my cup of tea. It was a challenge to see beyond the prolific verbal abuse and mean, disrespectful conversations to focus on the "reasons to be pretty" and the subtle (too...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“It is tight, tense and emotionally true, and it portrays characters who actually seem part of the world that the rest of us live in.__” —Time Magazine __


A 2009 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, Neil LaBute’s bristling new comedy puts a ferocious cap on a trilogy of plays that began with The Shape of Things and Fat Pig. America’s obsession with physical beauty is confronted headlong in this brutal and exhilarating work, in which a slip of the tongue has a tsunami effect on man’s relationships, romantic and otherwise. Simultaneously sentimental and uncompromising, Reasons To Be Pretty is a gorgeous play.

Featuring Halsey Varady, Robert Brewer*, Allison F. Rich and Will Springhorn Jr.*.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association.  

About the Ticket Supplier: San Jose Stage Company

Founded in 1983, San Jose Stage Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to producing the works of contemporary playwrights that speak to the conditions, hopes and fears of all mankind.

San Jose Stage operates in their own theatre facility in downtown San Jose. They produce five plays per season on an annual budget of approximately $850,000.00 and serve over 25,000 patrons each season.