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.