reasons to be happy

reasons to be happy $13

Neil LaBute

Published by Dramatists Play Service

2 Male 2 Female

reasons to be happy is the the sequel to reasons to be pretty

Three years have now passed after the contentious break-up of Steph and Greg

And they're now wondering 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

But this is a funny, surprising, and poignant play about the choices and sacrifices we are willing to make in the pursuit of that often elusive ideal - happiness


" winning romantic comedy" ~ The New York Times

"Intense, funny and touching" ~ Associated Press

"Terrifically entertaining" ~ "Neil LaBute's chronicles of immoral moralizers have made him, arguably, the most legitimately provocative and polarizing playwright at work today" ~ New York Magazine

"The working-class characters are in fine, foul-mouthed voice, thanks to the scribe's astonishing command of the sharp side of the mother tongue" ~ Variety


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