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 AtkinsonSteven 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


Jo Bonney


Jo Bonney


Ashlie Atkinson


Ashlie Atkinson


Ashlie Atkinson


Ashlie Atkinson


Ashlie Atkinson


Bobby Cannavale


Bobby Cannavale


Bobby Cannavale


Bobby Cannavale


Bobby Cannavale


Bobby Cannavale


Bobby Cannavale and Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Capshaw


Steven Pasquale


Steven Pasquale


Steven Pasquale


Steven Pasquale


Steven Pasquale


Jessica Capshaw,Steven Pasquale, and Ashlie Atikinson


Ashlie Atkinson,Steven Pasquale,Jessica Capshaw, and Bobby Cannavale


Ashlie Atkinson,Steven Pasquale,Jessica Capshaw, and Bobby Cannavale


Ashlie Atkinson,Steven Pasquale,Jessica Capshaw, and Bobby Cannavale


Ashlie Atkinson,Steven Pasquale,Jessica Capshaw, and Bobby Cannavale

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.