Los Angeles Times review of Dirty Weekend: Neil LaBute on mild still leaves a lot to be desired. His latest, "Dirty Weekend," dials back the playwright and filmmaker's convenient misanthropy but still follows the blueprint of much of his work: two people, cagey interpersonal probing, sour echoes of Harold Pinter and David Mamet, a twisty secret and — LaBute wishes — your cool appreciation for the can of dark humanity he's cracked open.
Neil LaBute: “I’m interested in how love can be represented in art. Who shouldn’t be in love with who? Why do some people turn away from the love of another? What’s the wrong type of love. Why do some people never fall in love? How far would you go for love? I have walked away from a relationship with my father to save my relationship with my daughter. That’s quite far.”
Atrocity is the new black." - Neil Labute on BASH Neil Labute's critically lauded BASH presents a disturbing set of portrayals of middle class life in three short one-act plays. They're presented by the kind of people you meet every day - ordinary - except for the creeping horror of what they have to say - a business man; a pair of lovers back from a night on the town;a young mother.
Your Friends & Neighbors Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) 9706 ViewsView less Unhappy couples fall apart and hop into other beds with other people. Directed by: Neil LaBute Duration : 100 min Genre : Comedy, Drama Starring: Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Ben Stiller
Theatre Is Easy review of 10K: Directed by LaBute himself, the piece is something of a departure from his characters’ usual irredeemable behavior. This duo might not exercise the best judgment, but their mistakes are reasonable for basically good people like your friends and neighbors (sorry about that) to make.