Geffen Playhouse Pulls Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, Replaces It With a Play by Amanda Peet

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On Monday, L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse canceled a production of Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig and announced the upcoming summer world premiere of Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, a new play by Amanda Peet, in its stead. This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz was initially cast to star in LaBute’s play. The decision comes after a similar move by New York’s MCC Theater. Earlier this month LaBute was fired as the Off Broadway theater’s playwright-in-residence; MCC also canceled their production of his play Reasons to Be Pretty Happy. Neither theater has officially released a statement explaining their decision to pull their respective LaBute productions.

L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse Pulls Neil LaBute Play Fat Pig