Neil LaBute, Jenna Fischer, Thomas Sadowski and More to Return for LATW's REASONS TO BE HAPPY, 12/12-15

L.A. Theatre Works follows up its September recording of Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty with the West Coast premiere of his fresh, quirky sequel -- REASONS TO BE HAPPY -- featuring the same characters 3 years later.

LaBute is in the director's chair again, and Emmy nominated Jenna Fischer (The Office), Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom), Gia Crovatin (Neil LaBute's most recent Good Luck [In Farsi]) and Josh Stamberg(Drop Dead Diva) are back as Steph, Greg, Carly and Kent.

The couples have realigned, but the stars are still crossed as these four struggle to find love. LaBute's gift for contemporary dialogue captures a woman's directness and a man's loss for words in this hilarious take on heartbreak and miscommunication.

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

Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 8 pm
Friday, Dec. 13 @ 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 14 @ 3 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, Dec. 15 @ 4 pm

James Bridges Theater
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
235 Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd.; park in Lot 3 on the lower level)

Tickets are $15-$50. Call 310-827-0889 or visit for more information. Or follow on Facebook at and Twitter @latheatreworks.

L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater series can be streamed on demand L.A. Theatre Works can be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles (98.7 FM inSanta Barbara, 99.5 FM in Ridgecrest/China Lake and 93.7 FM in Rancho Bernardo/North San Diego); 891.5 WBEZ, Chicago; 94.9 KUOW, Seattle; 91.1 KRCB, North Bay (San Francisco); and in over 75 markets nationwide.

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