The RGV premiere of
Award winning comedy by Neil LaBute
How much has our relentless pursuit of beauty turned us into an uglier species? Does love need society’s blessing to be complete?
This timely and moving play explores the relationship between four young adults in an unnamed city. This play contains mature content.
The show will run every Friday and Saturday in November at 8pm.
This production will be performed in a runway layout with stadium seating on two sides. Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended.
This play contains mature content.
Neil LaBute is an American film director, screenwriter and playwright.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, LaBute was raised in Spokane, Washington. He studied theater at Brigham Young University (BYU), where he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At BYU he also met actor Aaron Eckhart, who would later play leading roles in several of his films. He produced a number of plays that pushed the envelope of what was acceptable at the conservative religious university, some of which were shut down after their premieres. LaBute also did graduate work at the University of Kansas, New York University, and the Royal Academy of London.
LaBute has received high praise from critics for his edgy and unsettling portrayals of human relationships. In the Company of Men portrays two misogynist businessmen (one played by Eckhart) cruelly plotting to romance and emotionally destroy a deaf woman. His next film Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), with an ensemble cast including Eckhart and Ben Stiller, was a shockingly honest portrayal of the sex lives of three suburban couples.