3 Sep 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. Autobahn: A Short-Play Cycle [Neil LaBute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sitting in an automobile was where I first remember. 19 Dec In AUTOBAHN, Neil LaBute’s provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat, the playwright employs his.
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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.
Not the best way to start out. Please see individual entries for synopses. LaBute’s play The Mercy Seat was one of the first nsil theatrical responses to the September 11, attacks. My first LaBute okay, I’ve seen Bash some years ago but can’t remember much about it, except that I mainly liked it and I’m impressed. Oct 08, Danielle rated it liked it.
And a little bit of a know it all pretentious douche like I can be sometimes like But it isn’t an all together common trait and it was boring to read about it in character after character.
The husband talked in circles and wasn’t redeemable and didn’t catch my attention for the whole time. Show 25 25 50 All. The Road Trip was the only one I didn’t care about, The Long Division wondered around for a while but the ending is great. In AutobahnAlbute LaBute’s provocative new collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat, the playwright employs his signature plaintive insight to great effect, investigating the inchoate apprehension that surrounds the steering wheel.
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 was waiting to see what happened.
Understated and subtle, Neil LaBute’s Autobahn sutobahn a series of characters into the confined space of the front seat of a car where the intensity of relationships is inescapable.
Which I think would get wearisome. And Evermore Shall Be So.
Autobahn by Neil LaBute
Jul 13, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: And the fact that it was dramatic, was pathetic. These duologues tear into the basis of relationships in a quietly comic yet disturbing way.
LaBute had a great ear for dialogue and a knack for writing characters that reveal much more about themselves than they mean to.
Sebastian rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Auyobahn we don’t get the opportunity to understand the girl at all.
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 and I’m impressed. And that’s probably why these pieces of dialogue came autoahn Mr. I definitely would have zoned out in this scene unless the acting had been really good.
But hey, maybe autobajn there’ll be a great version of this idea to come to the rescue. From the back cover, I thought that I would be reading very different stories with very different and colorful dynamics between characters. One of the plays was a much-talked-about one-person performance by Calista Flockhart. Jun 18, Derek Dewitt rated it liked it.
Because this way I had no idea who the wife was, which took away from the story. Jul 18, Patrick Neylan rated it really liked it Shelves: My favorite was the play entitled “Long Division. Great little short,simple plays that take place in cars.
Aug 28, Nick Anselmo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This play was disappointing.
Autobahn (play) – Wikipedia
And the truth is that most of them are essentially monologues with the second person in the car saying nothing at all. Return to Book Page.
Which is a cool mechanic that I’ve never thought of before. Aside from that little detail, there were more obvious factors. Janet rated it really liked it Apr 24, The rest of the plays were all nekl good.
He produced a number of nel that pushed the envelope of what was acceptable at the conservative religious university, some of which were shut down after their premieres. And there were moments of light in this one.
I mean, she was resisting pabute the scene but now she’s just along for the ride? The humor, and sometimes absurdity reminded me of some of Pinter’s early work, like A Night Out.
View all 4 comments. Merge offers beil woman making a convoluted, sometimes torturously evasive confession to her husband on a circuitous route back from the airport. Maughan is by far the most watchable member of the four-strong cast.
Justin rated it liked it Sep 22, And man, was it dramatic. T he car and the confessional box have a great deal in common, and Neil LaBute riffs on the similarities in this cycle of zutobahn playlets, all staged in the front seat of a car.