The Verdict: Critics Review Neil LaBute's Money Shot Off-Broadway

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Neil LaBute's Money Shot Off-Broadway
The MCC Theater world-premiere production of Neil LaBute's The Money Shot, which stars Elizabeth Reaser and Frederick Weller as two actors faced with a taboo decision that could revive their dwindling careers, officially opened Off-Broadway Sept. 22. 
Elizabeth Reaser
Elizabeth Reaser Photo by Joan Marcus

Directed by frequent LaBute collaborator Terry Kinney, the play began previews Sept. 4. The production recently extended through Oct. 19.

The cast includes Elizabeth Reaser ("True Detective," "The Good Wife"), Gia Crovatin (reasons to be pretty), Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, "Necessary Roughness") and Frederick Weller (Mothers and Sons, Reasons to Be Happy).

The critics have filed their reviews and has collected them for our readers. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.


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The Wrap

According to MCC Theater, "In The Money Shot, Karen (Reaser) and Steve (Weller) are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It's been years since either one's had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that. The night before filming a big scene (that seems destined to assure them a spot back on the pop culture radar), Karen, her partner Bev (Thorne), Steve, and his aspiring actress wife Missy (Crovatin) meet in order to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain?"

LaBute's plays include Reasons to Be Pretty, Reasons to Be Happy, The Shape of Things, The Break of Noon, Fat Pig and The Mercy Seat, among others. He is MCC Theater's playwright in residence.


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