Reasons to Be Pretty, With Amber Tamblyn, Nick Gehlfuss and More, Opens at Geffen Playhouse Tonight

The Geffen Playhouse continues its ongoing presentations of works by Neil LaBute with the dark comedy Reasons to Be Pretty, which officially opens Aug. 6 following previews that began July 29. 

Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn (Photo by Michael Lamont)

The Tony-nominated play continues through Aug. 31.

Helmed by artistic director Randall Arney, the cast features Nick Gehlfuss ("Shameless," "The Newsroom"), Shawn Hatosy ("Southland," "Reckless"), Amber Tamblyn ("Joan of Arcadia," "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") and Alicia Witt ("Justified," "88 Minutes").

"In Reasons to Be Pretty, LaBute takes on our ongoing fixation with beauty and one man’s inability to say the right thing – ever," press notes state. "When Greg makes an innocuous, off-handed remark about his girlfriend Steph, it triggers a battle by which their relationship will forever be defined."

LaBute has been previously represented at the Geffen with Fat Pig (2007), Some Girl(s) (2008), Wrecks (2010), The Break of Noon (2011) and Miss Julie (2013).

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