Second Thought Theatre opens its production of Neil LaBute’s Some Girls this week at the Addison Theatre Centre. LaBute, of course, is the grand master of masculine mean-spiritedness and misbehavior, particularly toward women, and Some Girls certainly covers familar enough territory. A young writer travels cross-country tracking down old flames to re-connect or to bury their past — naturally, he’s doing this just before he gets hitched. STT takes a crack at LaBute before the Dallas Theater Center’s hits North Texas with its planned trilogy, “The Beauty Plays” — including Fat Pig, The Shape of Things and probably Reasons to be Pretty — next February in the Wyly Theatre.
Here’s hoping that all of these stage shows will be as fresh, clever and funny as the promo video that Second Thought has created for Some Girls (above). Our only quibble: Actor-director Robert McCollum, who created the video, doesn’t credit his child actors — especially the terrific kid who manages to deliver all of these you’re-getting-dumped-chump lines with perfect, open-faced innocence and sincerity. He could school a lot of older guys:.
“You’re too good for me, that’s what it is.”
“Any guy would be lucky to have you.”
“I’m holding you back.”
A personal favcrite, considering the kid looks like he’s 10 or 12:
“I just think I’m too old for you.”