Neil Labute’s award-winning love story about the impossibility of love MUST CLOSE on Sun., June 5. There are only 8 more opportunities to see this raw, engaging, funny and brutally honest play from the author of The Shape of Things, Fat Pig, Bash and This is How it Goes.
DID YOU KNOW: Neil Labute was also the screenwriter for The Wicker Man, Nurse Betty and Your Friends and Neighbors?
“Dayton Sinkia gives a near-perfect performance, one so definitive that I can’t imagine [Greg] played by any other actor … Kari Goetz as Steph is also superb, passionately upset by Greg’s remarks and very funny as she tries gamely to restore her lost dignity…. See it with someone you find gorgeous.” – Creative Loafing
“Jobsite brought Neil Labute’s Tony nominated play to life in a palpable and refreshingly forward thinking manner I’ve come to expect. Jobsite’s wonderfully gifted cast shines once again in this alarmingly relevant production…. I thoroughly enjoyed reasons to be pretty.” – OnstageTampa
“Jobsite’s reasons to be pretty has plenty of rewards. Few playwrights have LaBute’s gift for dialogue, and the writing in the play’s most memorable scenes are indeed masterful.” – St. Petersburg Times
I am personally attracted to this play because of how Labute not only captures the spirit of blue-collar 20/30-somethings, but the honesty in his portrayal of how complicated even the smallest of romantic fights can get. I know these people, I’ve been these people. Critics in Tampa have been split here, and I don’t mind addressing that honestly. On one hand some did not appreciate the profanity or characters as written, but others have praised the production for those very same things. Maybe it’s generational, maybe it’s a class thing.
As Marty Clear said in the St. Pete Times (and which I agree with), it all “depends on why you go to the theater.” If you’re not offended by four-letter words, and like your theater more genuine than Hollywood, if you are a fan of excellent acting and a great story – reasons to be pretty is not to be missed. Jobsite from the beginning has been all about pushing boundaries, working off the beaten path and providing quality theater that is relevant to an audience largely overlooked today.
I urge you to take a look at our website, read over the feedback we’re getting from audiences, watch our teaser video, and if it looks like it is up your alley, buy a ticket. You won’t be disappointed. I am incredibly proud of this show, and if you look our stuff over to make an informed decision that this show appeals to you and you don’t like it, we will refund your money. I believe in the high quality of this work that much.
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Hope to see you soon at the theater!