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Reasons to Be Happy features the same four characters--Greg, Steph, Carly, and Kent--picking up their lives three years later, but in different romantic pairings as they each search desperately for that elusive object of desire: happiness. New York City's MCC Theater will produce the world premiere in May 2013.
About the Author
Neil LaBute is arguably the most challenging, provocative, and acclaimed playwright of his generation. In works like "bash," "The Shape of Things," "Fat Pig," and "reasons to be pretty," he superbly engages with such themes as men and women, sex and power, deception and manipulation, with the humane sensibility of an artist who, as John Lahr wrote in "The New Yorker," "does not trivialize darkness but treats it with proper awe."
"Neil LaBute's chronicles of immoral moralizers have made him, arguably, the most legitimately provocative and polarizing playwright at work today." —New York Magazine.
"The working-class characters are in fine, foul-mouthed voice, thanks to the scribe's astonishing command of the sharp side of the mother tongue." —Variety.
"…winning romantic comedy." —The New York Times.
"Intense, funny and touching." —Associated Press.
"Terrifically entertaining." —Bloomberg.com.
"LaBute is our American Aesop, a mad moral fabulist serving stiff tonic for our country's sin-sick souls." —American Theatre Magazine.