The Beauty Plays
THEATER REVIEW: THE BEAUTY PLAYS
Playwright Neil LaBute portrays with astute accuracy (and only a minor sense of political correctness) America’s obsession with physical attractiveness. 

Theater Review:  The Beauty Plays

The Shape of Things, Fat Pig, & reasons to be pretty

Performed by Dallas Theater Center

in the Wyly Studio Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center

© The Flash List | March 2010

Photos by Brandon Thibodeaux

 

In three works collectively known as The Beauty Plays, controversial playwright Neil LaBute portrays with astute accuracy (and only a minor sense of political correctness) America’s obsession with physical attractiveness.  Using in-your-face dialogue, laugh-out-loud humor, and a clever blend of literary and pop culture references, LaBute is unapologetic and refreshingly (but brutally) honest in his assessment of love, beauty, and the unending maintenance of ongoing relationships.

The Shape of Things

Tuesday, February 23 - Sunday, May 9, 2010

Adam, an overweight college student who falls in love with Evelyn, a sexy graduate art student.  But this is not a cute little light-hearted romantic comedy.  It is not  [read more]

Fat Pig

Friday, November 5 - Sunday, December 5, 2010

Tom, a successful, in-shape professional, falls into a romantic relationship with Helen a plus size librarian. And while Helen is completely content with her body, [read more]

reasons to be pretty

Friday, April 2 - Sunday, May 23, 2010

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