Jenna Fischer, best known for playing the role of Pam for nine seasons of NBC's The Office, is set to make her professional stage debut in MCC Theater's production as of Neil LaBute's Reasons To Be Happy, to begin previews on May 16 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, with an opening slated for June 11.
Reasons To Be Happy, which will also be directed by Neil LaBute, features the same characters from LaBute's Tony-nominated play, Reasons To Be Pretty. In the new work, which takes place three years later, former lovers Steph (Fischer) and Greg are hoping to get back together, except she's married to someone else, and he's just started dating her best friend Carly.
Fischer has appeared in several films including Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and Hall Pass. She also recently worked on Mathew Weiner's You Are Here with Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Amy Poehler.
In addition to Fischer, the cast will include Leslie Bibb (Iron Man), Josh Hamilton (Proof), and Fred Weller (Seascape).