The car and the confessional box have a great deal in common, and Neil LaBute riffs on the similarities in this cycle of unrelated playlets. Tron, GlasgowThis set of Neil LaBute six-handers is both a sinister statement of social atomisation and an acting masterclass, writes Mark. Autobahn: A Short-Play Cycle [Neil LaBute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sitting in an automobile was where I first remember.

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Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards? Much like a good short story, LaBute is able – in just a few pages – to conjure up his worlds and characters in full, letting you know enough about them that you have a good idea often an unsettling one, to tell the oabute of what happens to characters once the play ends.

Oct 31, Simon Gibson rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved them – but I really prefer LaBute’s longer works. The fact that it wasn’t creepy made it creepier. I have one more of his pabute, Fat Pig, which I can not wait to read. They all felt too similar to me, at least in reading them.

If you’re familiar with Neil Labute, he is very true to his own style here. Open Preview See a Problem? I know you wouldn’t do that again.

Which uatobahn gets me kind of riled up, and not in a good way. A Man For All Seasons. But I don’t have the guts.


Autobahn A Short-Play Cycle

Because otherwise, the whole declaration that the girl is just going to go downhill again and the mom isn’t doing a damn thing about it would just be super depressing. Aug 04, Anjum Choudhury rated it liked it Shelves: Hidden in the back seat of a sedan, I quickly realized how deep the chasm or intense the claustrophobia could be inside your average family car.

Stupid or silent is just about all of them. This show could be done as a mainstage or in a blackbox with a large or small neiil. Please see individual entries for synopses.

Autobahn (play) – Wikipedia

It was upsetting, yes. Buy autobahh selected items together This item: The short play, like the short film, doesn’t have a lot of marketability in the commercial sphere, and it is a treat that one of our leading playwrights has tried his expert hand at them.

People are just so entitled about these material things neik I just want to tell them to let it go and that they’ll be okay. From the back cover and even the author’s note in lwbute front of the book, I was excited. Jenny rated it liked it Feb 16, But mostly he seemed like a nice normal guy. Read more Read less. Sign In You’ll have to sign in before you share your experience.

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Veering from stereotypes is always appreciated. Keith Corbin rated it liked it Jan 05, Oct 08, Danielle rated it liked it. I was kinda seriously jet-lagged, you know?

That’s my next gig! Show 25 25 50 All. All this being said, this play wasn’t really as bad as I’m making it out to be. Outrageous things are talked about subtlely. Of course, seeing them acted would help that, but the text alone wasn’t doing any favors.

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“Autobahn”: Neil LaBute sure knows what drives relationships

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Autobzhn story could have had weight. Labute really is one of today’s best playwrights. The result is an unsettling montage that gradually reveals the’scabrous force of words left unsaid while illuminating the delicate interplay between intention and morality, capturing the essence of Middle America and the myriad paths which cross its surface.

It bears much of his signature style, but the only two stand out plays in my opinion are the monologue in which a woman coming from rehab explains to her mother that she will go straight for drugs again once she’s home and a play where a couple goes up to Lover’s Lane so the autoban can break up with the autoahn, only to find that the girlfriend is a totally paranoid about being dumped up there, sinc Having loved LaBute’s Bash so much, I had high hopes for this collection of short plays.

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The woman from Oxford who organized that seminar last year. Anatomy of a Murder.