"Reasons to be Pretty"

July 7, 2010

July 8 to Aug. 1
Phoenix Theatre

After earning a name for himself as a film writer/director (“In the Company of Men,” “Nurse Betty”) and as a playwright off-Broadway (“Fat Pig,” “The Mercy Seat”), former IPFW teacher Neil LaBute made his Broadway debut with his play “Reasons to be Pretty,” about a warehouse worker who discovers the danger of saying what he means—particularly when it comes to his girlfriend’s appearance.

Its local premiere stars Ryan Artzberger, a familiar face to Indy theater-goers, who recently led a Washington, D.C., production of the play to a twice-extended run. Having seen the piece in New York, I’m even more stoked to see it in a more intimate production at the Phoenix. Details here.