Perabo, Pill, Sadoski and Schreiber to Star in LaBute's reasons to be pretty

By Ernio Hernandez
06 Mar 2008

Piper Perabo
Piper Perabo
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Piper Perabo, Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski and Pablo Schreiber will star in the upcoming MCC Theater world premiere of Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty.

Terry Kinney (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) directs the production, which is slated to begin previews May 14 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre toward a June 2 opening night. The limited run will play through July 5.

In reasons to be pretty, press notes state, "Greg's tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhanded remarks about a female coworker's pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend."

The work billed as a "comic drama" delves into the American obsession with physical beauty — closing a trilogy of works with that same theme that includes The Shape of Things and Fat Pig.

Perabo is known for her film turns in "Coyote Ugly," "The Prestige" "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" and "Because I Said So"



Recently seen on Broadway in Mauritius, Pill has also starred on stage in Blackbird, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, On the Mountain and MCC's own The Distance from Here. The actress is also known for film work including "Dan in Real Life," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," "Pieces of April" and the upcoming "Milk."

Sadoski is a stage veteran of Reckless, This Is Our Youth, Gemini, All This Intimacy, Stay, Where We're Born, The Mistakes Madeline Made and Jump/Cut.

Schreiber earned a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in Awake and Sing! He has also appeared in Dying City, Mr. Marmalade, Manuscript, Sin: A Cardinal Deposed, Blood Orange and Julius Caesar.

For LaBute, the company's resident playwright, this will be his sixth work produced by the company. MCC previously presented his The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Fat Pig, Some Girl(s) and In A Dark Dark House. MCC also produced a one-night benefit evening of LaBute's plays, Autobahn. Other LaBute works include bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, This Is How It Goes and Wrecks and the films "In the Company of Men," "Your Friends and Neighbors," "Nurse Betty," "Possession" and "Wicker Man."

Tickets to MCC shows at The Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, can be purchased by calling (212) 279-4200 or online at mcctheater.com. An on-sale date for reasons… has not been set.