Neil LaBute

Plays 1
Product Number: WEB26078
Released: 31 Jul, 2014
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 52 Circs
ISBN: #9780571307869
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Description

Filthy Talk for Troubled Time is one of LaBute's earliest plays. A downbeat night at a topless bar exposes the gulf between the twitchy clientele and the waitresses who serve but despise them. The Mercy Seat examines a couple who, on the day after a world-changing atrocity, toy with exploiting it to start a new life. Some Girl(s) follows a young writer's panicked retreat from his imminent wedding as he seeks out old girlfriends and opens new wounds, while in This Is How It Goes the breakdown of a seemingly successful marriage is complicated by submerged bigotry. The collection also includes two short plays about relationships in crisis - A Second of Pleasure and Helter Skelter - which are in equal part tender and chilling.Together these plays form a complex and compelling portrait of the sexes - sometimes warring, sometimes loving, but never fully at peace.

Author(s): Neil LaBute
Genre: Arts
Original Publish Date: 31 Jul, 2014

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