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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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Fantast My first LaBute okay, I’ve seen Bash some years ago but can’t remember much about it, except that I mainly liked it nfil I’m impressed. Bills; costumes, Kathleen Geldard.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: About the actual stories Neil LaBute is a autobhan acclaimed writer-director for both the stage and the screen. I guess that you’re supposed to be left in that kind of place with a short story like this, but I just wish that I understood better exactly what went down.

Fantastic set of one acts. Really, this boy telling them that they’d never make it through life is great.

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And yes, people can get kind of crazy a lot of the time, especially when stuck in a car and forced to have a conversation that they don’t want to have.

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That would be a pleasure to behold. First lwbute all, her paranoia in the whole scene was insufferable. Aug 28, Nick Anselmo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: He has since formally left the LDS Church. I have liked his works and notice when he is active. Don’t have a Kindle?


Because I feel like this scene should have been a fight instead of a silent treatment. 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.

In the Company of Men portrays two misogynist businessmen one played by Eckhart cruelly plotting to romance and emotionally destroy a deaf woman. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Autobahn: A Short Play Cycle

The husband talked in circles and wasn’t redeemable and didn’t catch my attention for the whole time. 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. Difficult to be sure in many of the plays, one of the characters doesn’t say anything at all! I definitely recommend doing multiple stories from it if you’re doing something small.

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 boyfriend can break up with the girlfriend, only to find that the lzbute is a totally paranoid about being dumped up there, since it happened to her before and b slightly insane.

And in this one, there was absolutely no reason for the other character to be silent. And man, autobahhn it dramatic.


This is comedy of the unsaid, in which the car becomes a prison where characters are forced to have conversations they would rather not have: Not the best way to start out.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Each of these seven vignettes explore the ethos of perception and relationship – from a make-out session gone awry, to a kidnapping thinly disguised as a road trip, a reconnaissance mission involving the rescue of a Nintendo 64 to a daughter’s long ride home after her release from rehab. Mostly because I had gotten my hopes up for it. See our Commenting FAQ. Although the device becomes somewhat repetitive as the skits unfold, it’s a clever collection certain to please LaBute’s expanding legion of devotees.

To ask other readers questions about Autobahnplease sign up. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Additional Info In Autobahn, Neil LaBute’s provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confin’s of the front seat, he investigates the tentative apprehension that surrounds the steering wheel.

Young woman in funny–just focusing on the crazy part of her; her illness. These are disturbing yet funny vignettes. Please see individual entries for synopses.

That I identify hardcore with. There were so many nejl here for different types of people and instead we just got middle America deadbeats. The fact that it wasn’t creepy made it creepier.