Jenna Fischer and Thomas Sadoski Featured on Recordings of Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy
11 Mar 2014
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The L.A. Theatre Works productions of Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty and its sequel, Reasons to Be Happy, are now available for download or purchase on CD.
Also directed by LaBute, both plays feature Jenna Fischer, Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski, Gia Crovatin and Josh Stamberg.
Reasons to be pretty, according to press notes, concerns "our modern obsession with physical beauty [and] begs an answer to the question, 'What, exactly, is pretty?'" In Reasons to Be Happy "it's three years later, and the couples have realigned, but the stars are still crossed as these four struggle to find love. LaBute's gift for contemporary dialogue captures a woman's directness and a man's loss for words in a wildly funny take on heartbreak and miscommunication."
Each recording features an interview with LaBute and the cast.
L.A. Theatre Works' audio plays can be purchased at bookstores and digital retailers including Amazon.com, iTunes and audible.com, or borrowed from public libraries across the country.
To download reasons to be happy or Reasons to Be Pretty, click here. To order the plays on CD, click here.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.