Photo Coverage: MCC Theater Neil LaBute Reading of FAT PIG
MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, Artistic Directors; William Cantler, Associate Artistic Director; Blake West, Executive Director) presents two one-night-only readings of plays by Neil LaBute exploring America's obsession with physical beauty. MCC's current production of LaBute's bristling new comic drama reasons to be pretty puts a final, ferocious cap on a trilogy of plays that began with The Shape of Things and Fat Pig (which MCC also premiered). The series will bring together many of the original artists from the first two plays in the trilogy in support of reasons to be pretty, which marks the sixth collaboration between MCC Theater and LaBute, MCC's Playwright-in-Residence.
The series commenced on Monday, June 9 with FAT PIG starring original cast member Ashlie Atkinson, Steven Pasquale, Jessica Capshaw and Bobby Cannavale (who was not in the original cast) under the direction of original director Jo Bonney followed by The Shape of Things on Monday, June 23 starring Paul Rudd under the direction of Carolyn Cantor. Complete casting for both plays will be forthcoming. Both readings will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) where "reasons to be pretty" is currently in performances.
Photos by Walter McBride/ Retna ltd.
Stage Atmosphere during the MMC Theater Neil LaBute Reading of FAT PIG