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Amber Tamblyn and More to Join Paul Rudd in Reasons to Be Pretty Happy

Neil LaBute’s new play will be read as a benefit for MCC Theater.

Amber Tamblyn will costar in Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty Happy.
Amber Tamblyn will costar in a reading of Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty Happy.
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Full casting is set for MCC Theater's benefit reading of the new Neil LaBute play Reasons to Be Pretty Happy. The event will take place on September 11 at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

As previously announced, the show will star LaBute-play vet Paul Rudd (The Shape of Things). He will be joined by Emmy nominee Amber Tamblyn, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, and theater veteran Jennifer Mudge. The work is a sequel to LaBute's plays Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy.

The play is described as follows: "On the night of their 20th anniversary high school reunion, Greg and Steph revisit their home town after having moved to New York. Kent and Carly are suspicious of their reasons for returning and the four friends dance (sometimes literally) through a series of encounters at their school gym as they try to rekindle old friendships, struggle with their futures (together and separately), and reveal secrets to one another that might have been better left buried beneath a pile of yearbooks."

MCC's reading of Reasons to Be Pretty Happy will benefit the nonprofit's education and playwright-development programs.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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