Venue Details

77 Star Starred
The Stage
490 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113
Venue website Get directions
23 events
13 reviews
10 stars
No late seating, so beware! And be patient when being directed to your seats/ getting your program. FYI, the even numbered seats are near the theatre door with odds opposite; all two-digit seat numbers (i.e., 29, 31, etc.) are on the "sides" with the three-digit ones (i.e., 102, 104, etc.) facing centre stage.
star this tip starred
162 events
151 reviews
120 stars
Get there early. No late seating.
star this tip starred
View all 313 tips

Reviews & Ratings

"Reasons To Be Pretty"
8 ratings
3.8 average rating
  • 1
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
105 events
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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
35 events
18 reviews
6 stars
20 events
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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 8 Reviews
More Information

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.