‘The Studio Theatre’
courtesy of ‘NCinDC’
Studio’s been a little tease since they first announced their upcoming season, which contained an item listed as “an unnamed Neal LaBute play.” Today they officially announced which play that is: Reasons to Be Pretty, which is currently running on Broadway. Studio shills it like this:
This play concludes LaBute’s trilogy exploring America’s obsession with physical beauty, a trilogy he began with two Studio Theatre favorites, The Shape of Things and Fat Pig–both runaway hits.
It’ll open next March.
“Currently running” should be “just closed” according to this snarky Grauniad piece (Labute’s work “needs development,” but they’re much harsher on John Patrick Shanley: “MTC would be better off scheduling him a workshop”).