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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Unstable, alcoholic, husband, loves his wife, but certainly mistreats her. Veering from stereotypes is always appreciated. These are disturbing yet funny vignettes. But it isn’t an all together common trait and it was boring to read about it in character after character.

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Aug 04, Anjum Choudhury rated it liked it Shelves: The dialogue is masterful. And then I read them and they were Thanks for telling us about the problem.

To ask other readers questions about Autobahnplease sign up. A Man For All Seasons. Oct 12, Leah rated it liked it Shelves: Christine rated it it was ok Jul 11, I didn’t care what happened, or why she was so paranoid, I just wanted her to shut up.

There were so many opportunities here for different types of people and instead we just got middle America deadbeats. Less provocative than his previous plays, it nonetheless has an ability to get under your skin, as the protagonists gradually, and sometimes unwittingly, reveal themselves nsil the treachery of language.


Autobahn: A Short Play Cycle

In he wrote an off-Broadway play entitled Bash: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Extremely funny stuff, hilarious, especially the one that’s probably also my favorite: I mean, she was resisting before the scene but now she’s just along for the ride? Definitely not the stereotype of someone getting out of rehab, which I appreciated. Would love to be able to tell people off like that.

Autobahn A Short-Play Cycle

And yes, people can get kind of crazy a lot of the time, especially when stuck in a car and forced to ahtobahn a conversation that they don’t want to have. Again, don’t understand why this one was a monologue. And not in a particularly entertaining way.

Now, I am a person with a preoccupation with words; most writers probably are.

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Interesting collection of short plays that take place in the front seat of a car. It was upsetting, yes.

Aug 16, Lori rated it liked it. From the back cover, I thought that I would be reading very different stories with very different and c This play was disappointing. People are just so entitled about these material things and Auotbahn just want kabute tell them to let it go and that they’ll be okay. And there were moments of light in this one. Labute really is one of today’s best playwrights. Cast Size Cast Size 1m, 1f, 12m or f. Hit and miss, but none but the awesome scenes are very long.


But also, most of these characters are just kind of stupid people. This just hit my sense of humour.

He produced a number of plays that pushed Neil LaBute is an American film director, screenwriter and playwright. This could have been a cute, fun little story about two bros scheming to get back a beloved game system.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? This guy is definitely a real person. It bears much of his signature style, but the only two stand out plays in my oabute 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 girlfriend is a totally paranoid about being dumped up there, sinc Having loved LaBute’s Bash so much, I had high hopes for this collection of short aurobahn.

Sebastian rated pabute it was amazing Dec 16, It would have been nice for one of these to be, I don’t know, a short family drama or something with one or two likeable characters.