Hey, Nice Face

Hey, Nice Face

Neil LaBute writes a lot about cruelty. His 1992 play In the Company of Men showed two businessmen conspiring to break the heart of a deaf female coworker, 2001’s The Shape of Things depicted a shy young man completely redesigned by a new girlfriend as an experiment, and his 2004 play Fat Pig has a budding romance nipped in the bud because a guy’s friends keep giving him a hard time about how overweight his new girlfriend is. His work often leaves him open to charges of misanthropy. I first saw the 1997 film of Company of Men on a video double bill with I Know What You Did Last Summer, which was by far the kinder movie of the two.

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Live Through This

29 September, 2011 Theater No comments
Live Through This

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO

Show #92: Honey Brown Eyes, SF Playhouse, September 27.

Show #90: Night over Erzinga, Golden Thread Productions, September 18.

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