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RTBP poster-sNeil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty, a 2009 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, opens July 16, 2016, for ten performances over three weekends. Click here for tickets.  Click here to read the Newsday review.

A love story about the impossibility of love, “Reasons to be Pretty” introduces us to Greg, who really, truly adores his girlfriend Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he mentions them, all hell breaks loose. A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance.

AUDITIONS for Lisa Loomer’s “The Waiting Room”: July 28, 29.  Show opens September 10 for ten performances over three weekends.  Click here for more information.

SPECIAL AUDITION SEMINAR: July 25th, 10am-4pm, with Jamie Hurley and Lynn Antunovich. To reserve contact

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