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490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
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"Reasons To Be Pretty"
8 ratings
3.8 average rating
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24 reviews
34 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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18 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 30 2010

Very well done !

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17 reviews
29 stars
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.