REASONS TO BE HAPPY
A Midwest Premiere
by Resident Artist Neil LaBute
Directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox
REASONS TO BE HAPPY is the companion piece to Neil LaBute's widely praised, 2009 Tony-nominated REASONS TO BE PRETTY, a long running hit at Profiles in 2011. Three years after a contentious break-up, Steph and Greg wonder if they can make a fresh go of it. Trouble is, she’s married to someone else and he’s just embarked on a relationship with Steph’s best friend, Carly –a single mom whose jealous ex-husband, Kent, has trouble articulating his feelings. Navigating the rocky landscape of conflicting agendas and exploding emotions isn’t going to be easy for any of them. REASONS TO BE HAPPY, a funny, surprising, and poignant new comedy, explores the choices and sacrifices we make in the world.
The production runs approximately 1 hour and forty minutes with no intermission.
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7:15pm: Pre-Show Reception in the Lobby of Profiles Theatre at 4139 N. Broadway.
8:00pm: REASONS TO BE HAPPY by Resident Artist Neil LaBute + Post-Show Talk-Back with members of the cast and crew.
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All seats at Profiles Theatre are GENERAL ADMISSION.
Seating is on both sides of the stage, so the audience has a great view from anywhere in the theatre. Patrons should arrive at least 20 – 30 minutes before showtime to choose their most desired seating. Because of the intimate arrangement of the theatre, there is no admittance once the performance begins. Profiles Theatre is a handicap accessible venue.
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MORE SHOW INFO:
Profiles Theatre opens its 26th Season with the Midwest Premiere of REASONS TO BE HAPPY by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox. The production runs August 22 – October 12, 2014 at Profiles Theatre’s The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. http://www.profilestheatre.org
REASONS TO BE HAPPY produced by MCC Theater and directed by LaBute, premiered off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theater in June 2013. The critically acclaimed production, starring Jenna Fisher, received an extended run along with a Lucille Lortel Award Nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Fred Weller. This marks Profiles Theatre’s eleventh premiere by Resident Artist Neil LaBute. Previous productions include the American premiere of IN A FOREST, DARK AND DEEP and acclaimed Midwest premieres of WRECKS, THE MERCY SEAT and FAT PIG as well as the World premiere of his revised stage version of IN THE COMPANY OF MEN, recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Nomination for Best New Adaptation.
The cast of REASONS TO BE HAPPY features ensemble member Eric Burgher as Greg along with guest artists Dennis Bisto, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese and Sarah Loveland.
The Main Stage
4139 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING INFO:
Profiles Theatre is conveniently located in the Uptown/Buena Park neighborhood, and very easily accessible by CTA or Lake Shore Drive.
If coming off of Lake Shore Drive, take Irving Park exit. Make a right on Broadway and continue North to 4139 N. Broadway St.
If coming off of 90/94, take Irving Park exit and head East to Broadway. Take a left on Broadway and continue North about 2 blocks to 4139 N. Broadway St.
A pay parking lot called "Black and White Valet" is conveniently located at 4149 N. Clarendon Dr, one block east of Profiles for $16.00 (prices subject to change).
For convenience, parking can be prepaid through ParkWhiz by clicking the link below:
TRAIN: The SHERIDAN RED LINE STOP at Irving Park Rd & Sheridan is two blocks from the theatre. Head East on Irving Park Rd for 2 blocks. Turn left on Broadway, continue North to the theatre at 4139 N. Broadway St.
BUS: #36 BROADWAY bus stops right in front of the theatre, at the corner of Broadway and Buena. #80 IRVING PARK and #151 SHERIDAN are also nearby.