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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I guess because the woman was so on the surface and had this uncomfortable levity to her. Write a customer review. Autobahn is as much about the keenly observed interplay of the characters — the gaps in communication, the evasions and the status games — as it is about society’s ugly underbelly.
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But all of the scenes were between two people. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Outrageous things are talked about subtlely. Each of these seven brief 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.
There was a character in, I think, every scene except for one or two that had a preoccupation with some word or another.
Set and lighting, Colin K. This could have been a cute, fun little story about two bros scheming to get back a beloved game system. Assistant directing a production of this and I’m really excited to play around with it cause the premise is brilliant.
The humor, and sometimes absurdity reminded me of some of Pinter’s early work, like A Night Out. Performed for the first time in the UK by the newly formed Theatre Jezebel, the Autobahn journey starts off light with a sinister edge, and ends up plain sinister.
Autobahn review – Neil LaBute’s playlet cycle gets under your skin
Sara rated it liked it Feb 04, But it was just awkward. And with this repetitive material, it would have to laabute really, really good. In Funny, a young woman being picked up from rehab announces her imminent relapse. And I know that the goal of writing isn’t creating likable characters, but with so many opportunities for variety in this story, why did Mr. And I like that honesty. It was upsetting, yes. Perhaps the most satisfying of the two-people plays comes first: Much like a good short story, LaBute is able – in just a few pages – to conjure up his worlds and characters in full, letting you know enough about them that you have a good idea often an unsettling one, to tell the truth of what happens to characters once the play ends.
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Difficult to be sure in many of the plays, one of the characters doesn’t say anything at all! And a little bit of a know it all pretentious douche like I can be sometimes like The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.
Janet rated autobann really liked it Apr 24, Then we have the similarities of the characters. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Thankfully, I did like the boy, I guess because he was normal. John Hartl is a University of Washington journalism graduate who has written about movies, books, stage plays and videos for The Seattle Times since With courtiers circling [ It’s like this series of little skits, and in each one you’ve got two people sitting together in a car.
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