Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Reasons to Be Neil (92Y Tribeca)

If you still don't have plans for this evening, you do now! Go downtown to 92Y Tribeca to hear an in depth presentation with Neil Labute. Labute is one of the brightest voices in contemporary American drama. He has written some of my favorite plays including: The Shape of Things and Mercy Seat. His newest play, reasons to be pretty goes into the previews at The Lyceum Theatre on March 2 and is sure to have the city buzzing.

Mr. Labute is not only a kick-ass playwright. His screenwriting credits include the darkly comic Nurse Betty, In The Company of Men, and my personal favorite, Your Friends and Neighbors which stars Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller, and Catherine Keener.

Labute deals with issues that might make the average theatre-goer slightly uncomfortable. With themes ranging from a bet between coworkers concerning who can have sex with a physically impaired girl first; to a man's controversial relationship with an over weight woman; and even an extramarital affair which comes to blows in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy, Labute pushes the boundaries of social convention in a way that many playwrights have to gut to do. I'm so excited about this tonight. He is going to be reading from some of his new works and talking about his upcoming Broadway endeavor. This is a rare opportunity to see a playwright that is destined to become an American legend. Don't kick yourself ten years from now, go and see him tonight!

Tickets are only $15. The fun begins at 7:30
92Y Tribeca
200 Hudson Street
For tickets and more info go to or call 212-415-5500

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