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The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Anne Krause
105 events 24 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 24 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from kathy
35 events 18 reviews

Very well done !

reviewed Sep 30 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim Arballo
20 events 17 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 21 2010 report as inappropriate
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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.  

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