Ashlie Atkinson, Steven Pasquale and Paul Rudd to Read LaBute "Beauty" Works

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Ashlie Atkinson, Steven Pasquale, Paul Rudd and more will take part in MCC Theater's upcoming readings of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig and The Shape of Things.
Paul Rudd and Steven Pasquale
Paul Rudd and Steven Pasquale Photo by Aubrey Reuben

In conjunction with its current run of LaBute's reasons to be pretty, the Off-Broadway company has announced the readings series that will spotlight LaBute's trilogy "exploring America's obsession with physical beauty." Fat Pig will play June 9 under the direction of original director Jo Bonney. Original star Ashlie Atkinson and Steven Pasquale (who played later in the original run) will star. Jessica Capshaw and Jon Bernthal will also appear.

The Shape of Things will be read June 23 with original cast member Paul Rudd under the direction of Carolyn Cantor.

Additional casting for both plays will be announced at a later date. Readings will take place at 7 PM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, currently the home to reasons to be pretty.

Piper Perabo, Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski and Pablo Schreiber star in pretty. Terry Kinney directed the production, which plays through July 5.

Premium reserved seats for the readings are available now for donors who make a $100 contribution by calling MCC's Development Department at (212) 727-7722 ext. 233.

A limited number of general admission tickets ($20) will go on sale May 27 through or by calling (212) 279-4200.

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