Neil LaBute to Direct Thomas Sadoski, Jenna Fischer and More in REASONS TO BE PRETTY for L.A. Theatre Works, 9/19-22
L.A. Theatre Work opens its 2013-14 season with Neil LaBute's provocative drama REASONS TO BE PRETTY, about our modern obsession with physical beauty, directed by the playwright.
Thomas Sadoski (current Emmy nominee for HBO's The Newsroom) reprises his Tony-nominated role as Greg, joined by Emmy nominated Jenna Fischer (The Office), who takes on the role of Steph - a role she recently played on Broadway in Reasons to Be Happy, the sequel to this play that revisits the characters 10 years later.
Also in the cast are Gia Crovatin (Neil LaBute's most recent Good Luck [In Farsi]) as Carly, and Josh Stamberg (Drop Dead Diva) as Kent. In this hard-edged comedy, the stars are crossed as two couples in flux struggle to find fulfillment - begging an answer to the question, what is "pretty"?
All performances will be recorded live in front of an audience (without sets or costumes) by L.A. Theatre Works to air on LATW's syndicated radio theater series, which broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM) and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
REASONS TO BE PRETTY, written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Gia Crovatin, Jenna Fischer, Thomas Sadoski, Josh Stamberg, is produced by Susan A. Loewenberg and will run Thursday, Sept. 19 @ 8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 20 @ 8 p.m.;Saturday, Sept. 21 @ 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 1 p.m. at the James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. (enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd.; park in Lot 3 on the lower level)
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