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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Interesting collection of short plays! 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.

That’s my next gig! Set and lighting, Colin K. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Extremely funny stuff, hilarious, especially the one that’s probably also my favorite: These characters lacked depth and were cartoonish.

I have one more of his plays, Fat Pig, which I can not wait to read. And she must be at least 15 if she was taking a driver’s ed class. Performed for the first time in the UK by the newly formed Theatre Autovahn, the Autobahn journey starts off light with a sinister edge, and ends up plain sinister.

I keep thinking of the story where the girl tells her mother “I know I’m gonna do everything within my power to use again. Open Preview See a Problem? View all 4 comments. I’ll just go in order. From an acting point of view, it’s difficult to find material that does a better job of celebrating theater in its most basic form.


There were so many opportunities here for different types of people and instead we just got middle America deadbeats. As they make out, quarrel, discuss their future and nearly have sex, his wimpiness and her aggressive paranoia become more and lagute apparent.

Though London was good too. Having loved LaBute’s Bash so much, I had high hopes for this collection of short plays. Really, this boy telling them that they’d never make it through life is great. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. In a sense, it’s classic LaBute.

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

I would say my favourite piece is ‘Merge’ but they all stand alone as solid pieces which I think labutr be great for auditions too! Bills; costumes, Kathleen Geldard. I hope that with this print edition of autobahn actors take the text and memorize it, gather auutobahn friends in their own cars, and take off down the road, filling those intimate interiors with my words and their emotions.

By the time their little play is over, the relationship seems doomed.

These are disturbing yet funny vignettes. 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. Oct 31, Simon Gibson rated it really liked it Shelves: Starring Liev Schreiber and Sigourney Weaver, the play was a kabute and critical success.

“Autobahn”: Neil LaBute sure knows what drives relationships

This was hard to nekl down once started. First of all, her paranoia in the whole scene was insufferable. Don’t really know why any of the choices in this one were made.


I was kinda seriously jet-lagged, you know?

Autobahn review – Neil LaBute’s playlet cycle gets under your skin

He had one line. This play was disappointing. Sara rated it liked it Feb 04, Sometimes the humor can be lost when read instead of spoken, so meil him talking about eating Twizzlers and playing Mortal Combat really added something extra. These extended dialogues really flesh out the characters and give them meaning.

That’s what I think is cool about this book, is I could picture high school drama classes using this, and it really is some of the best literature out there. I mean, she was resisting before the scene but now she’s just along for the ride?

Great little short,simple plays that take place in cars. Aug nfil, Nick Anselmo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Merge offers a woman making a convoluted, sometimes torturously evasive confession to her husband on a circuitous route back from the airport. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

This neeil is definitely a real person.

Like the majority of the verbal characters being somewhat to quite noticeably crazy. Sebastian rated it it was amazing Dec 16,