Bash: latterday plays

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Overlook Press, 1999 - Drama - 96 pages
17 Reviews
With the success of has first two films, In The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, writer-director Neil LaBute has been hailed as a first-rate dramatic talent with a caustic wit reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick basic collection of three stunning one-act plays that mark LaBute's return to the New York stage after ten years -- forms a trio of unforgettable personal accounts: in Medea Redux, a woman cells of her complex and ultimately tragic relationship with her grade school English teacher: in Iphigenia in Orem, a Utah businessman confides in a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room, confessing a most chilling crime; and in A Gaggle of Saints, a young Mormon couple separately recounts the violent events of an anniversary weekend in New York City. All three are unblinking portraits of the complexities of evil in everyday life, exhibiting this writer-director's raw lyrical intensity.

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User Review  - JM Slowik - Goodreads

Ah, Neil LaBute. My favorite former Mormon. These are three short plays, similar but distinct, all dealing closely with his usual banality-of-evil theme. As depicted here, evil appears in our lives ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Reviewing this trilogy of three act plays proves challenging. LaBute presents characters who first appear to be perfectly mundane, ho-hum middle Americans. Then we discover that each has committed a ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Neal LaBute's most recent works for the stage include "This Is How It Goes "(Faber, 2005) and "Fat Pig "(Faber, 2004), which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Play.

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