“One actor in particular shines throughout, Nick Stabile, recently starring in “The Trip Back Down” gives Carter a fully explored character pivoting with ease between assclown and realist. His charm and good looks infects the role with greater believability and his harrowing moment of self-reflection towards the play’s end lends itself a certain amount of understandable sympathy. Unlike the rest of the cast, Stabile intuits LaBute’s multilayered depiction and reveals it totally.” – EyeSpyLA.com

“Selecting Carter, whose shallowness could suck his shadow off the pavement at noon on an August day, to deliver the play’s most insightful commentary is not a glaring contradiction, but rather an astute observation on the perplexing perversity of life.

Stabile juggles so adroitly the many balls the playwright tosses him that with a weaker cast, and with a lesser director, he could have walked away with the show and then called them collect from Las Vegas before the house manager was finished telling the audience to turn off their cell phones.” – WorkingAuthor.com

More reviews are noted on his Facebook FanPage 

Come on out to the Hudson Theater to see Nick in this great role.


Sat, Apr 26 – Sun, Jun 01
Fri, Sat 8pm
Sun 7pm

Show Calendar


$30 Fri, Sat, Sun

Running time: 120 minutes.

There will be an intermission.
No Late Seating Alternates performing May 17th and 18th – Andrew Dits (Carter) and Michael Rubenstone (Tom)

Hudson Mainstage Theatre 
6539 Santa Monica Blvd
Hollywood, CA  90038
Valet Parking
Area Map

Special Theatre Info 
Wheelchair Access
The theatre has concessions.

(323) 960-7788

Neil LaBute’s award-winning, stingingly witty romance about love in the modern age of body image and peer pressure tells the story of Tom, a young career guy who hits it off with Helen, a bright, sexy woman who happens to be plus-sized. As he reluctantly finds himself falling in love, Tom’s colleagues are brutal in their assessment of his new mate. LaBute probes our carb-counting, extreme makeover nation by asking tough questions. How much has our relentless pursuit of beauty turned us into an uglier species?