Neil Labute's Some Girl(s) at Profiles Theatre
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From the creator of the Tony-nominated reasons to be pretty comes the Midwest premiere of its off-Broadway companion piece, Reasons to Be Happy at Profiles Theatre. Three years after a contentious breakup, Steph and Greg now find themselves wondering if they should try again -- the only problem is that she's now married to someone else and he's just started dating her best friend, a single mother with a jealous ex-husband. Resident artist Neil LaBute's newest work is a funny, surprising and poignant reflection on the sacrifices we're willing to make in the pursuit of happiness. Learn More
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Featured review from Cookie K
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Pretty interesting concept -going back to apologize or "make right" your actions from your past. Nice little twist in the end. I didn't stay for the deleted scene. I would recommend going, especially if you are female and you have been dumped for no apparent reason.
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what a great evening. the play was terrific, well written and well acted. the content was something anybody could identify with, relationships of our past gone wrong, unrequited love, making amends and there's an unexpected twist to boot. we all...continued
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“Heads for the jugular… Intensely and honestly played, the bitter interchange just sizzles.” -Chicago Tribune
“Highly recommended… an ideally cast Chicago premiere with clever twists that is sure to delight anyone who has ever been unceremoniously dumped.” -Chicago Sun-Times
“Lean, wry and unsentimental, with caustic humor and chilly candor, LaBute’s examination of the carnage resulting from a busted romance is the sort of relationship drama at which Profiles excels. Director Joe Jahraus’ taut production reflects a harmonious union between playwright and theater company.” -Daily Herald
Some Girl(s) received its World Premiere on London’s West End in May 2005 and had its New York Premiere with Manhattan Class Company in May 2006. The New Yorker raved, “LaBute continues to probe the fascinating dark side of individualism. His great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky are of not-knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying.” The Journal News exclaimed, “LaBute’s view of modern men and women is unsparing. He is holding up a pitiless mirror to ourselves.” Profiles Theatre continues its collaboration with Neil LaBute following the hit Midwest Premieres of “Fat Pig” and “autobahn”. Both “autobahn” and “Fat Pig” received unanimous critical acclaim and were extended multiple times.
Neil LaBute is an acclaimed writer, director and playwright. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre. His films include: “In the Company of Men” (New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best First Feature, Filmmakers’ Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), “Your Friends and Neighbors”, “Nurse Betty”, “Possession”, and “The Shape of Things”, a film adaptation of his play by the same title. His latest film “Wicker Man”, starring Nicolas Cage, was released in September 2006. Plays include: “bash: latter-day plays” (2000); “The Shape of Things” (2001); “The Distance From Here” (2002); “The Mercy Seat” (2002) and “Fat Pig” (2004) which opened at Profiles Theatre in September 2006. His 2005 plays include “Wrecks”, “This is How it Goes” and “autobahn” (produced by Profiles in March 2006). In June of 2007, MCC premiered his latest play, “In a Dark, Dark House”. LaBute is the author of several fictional pieces that have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Playboy among others. A collection of his short stories was published by Grove/Atlantic in October 2004.