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Profiles Theatre to stage Neil LaBute’s ‘Company of Men’

Neil LaBute

Neil LaBute

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Updated: January 15, 2013 11:32AM

The world premiere of Neil LaBute’s new stage version of the film “In the Company of Men,” will run May 10-June 30, 2013 at Profiles Theatre. The revised stage version, based on LaBute’s screenplay from the 1997 movie that starred Aaron Eckhart, will be directed by Profiles’ resident artist and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Rick Snyder (“A Behanding in Spokane,” “Killer Joe.”). The cast has not yet been announced.

The play replaces the previously announced LaBute work “The Break of Noon,” which will be rescheduled for a later date/season.

A psychological dark comedy, “Company” follows two frustrated young executives whose pent-up rage leads to a childish prank with unforeseen consequences.

“I’m so excited to be putting this early work of mine into the hands of my trusted collaborators over at Profiles Theatre,” LaBute said in a statement. “The film was a fantastic experience for me personally, but I’ve always hoped that the script would make its way back to the stage. I’ve truly enjoyed the creative process of adapting the original play for the screen and now turning it back into a play again. ... They never pull punches at Profiles and I love the artistic relationship that we have fostered together over the past few seasons. I consider myself a lucky man to still get work done regularly in Chicago and I believe I have a genuine home for that work at Profiles.”

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