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Sunday, 12 April 2009 21:32

Review: reasons to be pretty

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Thomas Sadoski (L) and Marin Ireland in reasons to be pretty

Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty (intentionally left all lower-case by the author) is the best new play on Broadway since last season's August: Osage County. It opens with Steph, played bitterly and sarcastically by Marin Ireland yelling at her boyfriend Greg, played by Thomas Sadoski in a tirade that would peal paint. The cause of this fracas is the fact that Greg, in a moment of male bonding at work with his best friend since childhood, has referred to Steph's face as "regular." Certainly sounds innocuous. Unfortunately, another co-worker who just happens to be the wife of Greg's friend and a friend of Steph's overhears this. She has made it her job to let her friend know what her boyfriend has said.

Published in 2008-2009 Season