Filthy talk for troubled times: and other plays
A collection of early work and new short pieces from "the bad boy of American theater" ( Time ).
Neil LaBute burst onto the American theater scene in 1989 with his controversial debut Filthy Talk for Troubled Times . Set in a barroom in Anytown, USA, and populated by a series of everymen (and two beleaguered everywomen), this series of frank exchanges explores the innumerable varieties of American intolerance. A unique snapshot of the times, the play--seldom allowed production by the author since--provides a compelling look at the early thinking and evolution of one of our great theater artists.
Also in this collection is a series of new, short works, some never before produced. They include "The New Testament," a showbiz satire that takes a close look at the perils of color-blind casting, and "The Furies," in which a woman helps navigate her brother's breakup with his out--and then perhaps in-the-closet again--lover.
"There is something of the sinister menace of Pinter in LaBute's work (along with David Mamet, he is very much the heir apparent to that master)." --Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"There is no playwright on the planet these days who is writing better than Neil LaBute." --John Lahr, The New Yorker
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Cane Ridge High
Cane Ridge High - Teen Non-Fiction
McGavock High - Teen Non-Fiction
|display_description||A collection of plays including a series of new, short works, about intolerance, show business casting, and breakups.|
Cane Ridge High
American drama -- 21st century
Toleration -- Drama
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|title_full||Filthy talk for troubled times : and other plays / Neil LaBute|
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