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MCC Cancels Upcoming Production of Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty Happy

The theater has also ended the dramatist's tenure as playwright in residence.

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MCC Theater has terminated its relationship with playwright Neil LaBute.
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MCC Theater has canceled its upcoming production of Neil LaBute's Reasons to Be Pretty Happy, the company has announced.

In a statement, the theater said: "MCC Theater is canceling the upcoming production of Reasons to be Pretty Happy by Neil LaBute and is terminating his tenure as its playwright-in-residence, effective immediately. The theater will be announcing a new play to complete the current season in the coming weeks." The production was scheduled to run August 16-September 23. Thus far, MCC Theater has provided no official details about the reason for LaBute's termination.

Ten of LaBute's plays have been produced by the company, including the well-known original productions of Fat Pig, Some Girl(s), and Reasons to Be Pretty.

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