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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So you’re just left wondering what is up with these gaps in knowledge that she clearly has and why she’s doing this. How to Fight Loneliness: The humor, and sometimes absurdity reminded me of some of Pinter’s early work, like A Night Out. Read more Read less. The dialogue is masterful. The Shape Of Things. Remember, I told you about her? He Trick Danneker has no idea how unhinged she labutw become. Please see individual entries for synopses.

I enjoyed the Autobahn.

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The part where the boy is talking about how people at the movies were upset that half a second of their movie got ruined and they wanted a refund. It might not have the misanthropic shock value of the London hits that have earned LaBute his bad-boy reputation, but beneath each lanute these compelling exchanges lies a dark seam of dysfunctional behaviour. Kayla Brattan rated it it was amazing Jan 07, There are no more than 2 characters in each one, and sometimes, one character does not even speak.


Aug 16, Lori rated it liked it. Oct 08, Danielle rated it liked it. Books by Neil LaBute. The other plays are essentially monologues in which one actor uses mimed reactions to relate to a motormouth who dominates a so-called conversation. The Amish Project Ensemble. This idea seemed fun labte me from the back of the labutr. Want to Read saving…. Now I’ve read much of LaBute’s work, and seen several of his films, so I am aware of his style.

Of course, it made sense for the person that she was revealed to be in the ending, but it made this scene such a slow burn, but not even in the way where there was tension and I autobagn waiting to see what happened. Path Created with Sketch.

Anatomy of a Murder. Janet rated it really liked it Apr 24, The other one that sticks with me is where the husband tries to convince himself that the wife didn’t do it again. This is probably not a very helpful review, but I enjoyed this round of plays. I would say my favourite piece is ‘Merge’ but they all stand alone as solid pieces which I think would be great for auditions too! Thankfully, I did like the boy, I guess because he was normal. LaBute has received high praise from critics for his edgy and unsettling portrayals of human relationships.

This one was so bland and disappointing that I read it three days ago and I don’t even remember anything from it. In Funny, a young woman being picked up from rehab announces her imminent relapse. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Adam rated it really liked it May 15, He produced a number of plays that pushed Neil LaBute is an American film director, screenwriter and playwright.

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Aside from that little detail, there were more obvious factors. The naturalistic setting allows an audience to go from comedy to tears and everything in between as real conversations and monologues happen with characters that seem realistically flawed.

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Autobahn A Short-Play Cycle

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I didn’t care what happened, or why she was so paranoid, I just wanted her to shut up. It’s just frustrating to see an idea with such potential executed so poorly. It only lent itself to her being annoying all over again ten seconds auhobahn.

From the back cover, I thought that I would be reading very different stories with very different and c This play was disappointing.

LaBute mailed this one in. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Expecting that his family believes that he was killed in the towers’ collapse, he contemplates using the tragedy to run away and start a new life with his lover.

Christine rated it it was ok Enil 11, Having loved LaBute’s Bash so much, I had high hopes for this collection of short plays.