Hey, if you're in New York City in the next couple weeks, might I strongly suggest that you not miss the LAByrinth Theater Company's latest greatest production, Pretty Chin Up by Andrea Ciannavei? It features my dear friend Cusi Cram, who's an out-of-this-world playwright, but this time she's acting, which promises to be a rare treat. In addition, the play sounds great:
Pretty Chin Up asks the question: What's the difference between an overweight marketing executive who sells women's lingerie and diet pills and the starving spokesmodel who peddles the goods for the camera? About 100 pounds.
Of the intent of her work, Ciannavei notes, "I just want this play to explore the themes of perfectionism, despair, control and self-loathing (which is a close derivative of self-centeredness); how the heart slowly gets closed up when the obsession with food and appearance progressively takes over; and to do it all with a sense of humor."
All performances are at 6:30pm
Wed-Sat, May 16 - June 2
at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette Street
Get tickets by phone at 212.967.7555 or online here. Use promotional code LABPCU1 to save 20%.
For more info, check out the LAB website.