In dramas like "Fat Pig," "In the Company of Men," and more, LaBute's men were, as one critic put it, creeps mostly, lowlifes:
"Violent, nasty, unfaithful, bigoted, vaguely criminal, cowardly, homophobic, shallow, reflexively dishonest, pathologically susceptible to peer pressure."
They treated each other badly, and women worse.
Now, Neil LaBute is out with a different kind of drama. It's called "Reasons to Be Pretty." And it's about reasons to be nice.
This hour, On Point: A conversation with playwright Neil LaBute.Guest:
Neil LaBute, playwright and director, his latest play is "Reasons to Be Pretty."
This program aired on June 17, 2008.