Bash

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ISBN 9780571204915 Format Paperback
9780571204915
Paperback
Published 24/01/2000 Length 96 pages
96

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Neil LaBute's Bash is a collection of three darkly brilliant one-act plays.

In 'Medea Redux', a woman tells of her complex and ultimately tragic relationship with her junior high-school English teacher.

In 'Iphigenia in Orem', a Utah businessman confides in a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room, confessing to an especially chilling crime.

In 'A Gaggle of Saints', a young Mormon couple separately recount the violent events of an anniversary weekend in New York City.

All three are unblinking portraits of the evils that are abroad in everyday life; each is distinguished by the raw and yet lyrical intensity that has become Neil Labute's signature.

Neil LaBute's Bash is a collection of three darkly brilliant one-act plays.In 'Medea Redux', a woman tells of her complex and ultimately tragic relationship with her junior high-school English teacher.In 'Iphigenia in Orem', a Utah businessman confides in a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room, confessing to an especially chilling crime.In 'A Gaggle of Saints', a young Mormon couple separately recount the violent events of an anniversary weekend in New York City.All three are unblinking portraits of the evils that are abroad in everyday life; each is distinguished by the raw and yet lyrical intensity that has become Neil Labute's signature.
  • About Neil LaBute

    Neil LaBute received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre, London. He also attended the Sundance Institute's Playwrights Lab and is the Playwright-in- Residence with MCC Theatre in New York City.

    LaBute's plays include: bash: latter-day plays, The Shape of Things, The Mercy Seat, The Distance From Here, Autobahn, Fat Pig (Olivier Award nominated for Best Comedy), Some Girl(s), This Is How It Goes, Wrecks, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times, In a Dark Dark House, Reasons to Be Pretty (Tony Award nominated for Best Play) and The Break of Noon. In the spring of 2011 his play In a Forest, Dark and Deep premiered in London's West End. LaBute is also the author of Seconds of Pleasure, a collection of short fiction which was published by Grove Atlantic.

    His films include In the Company of Men (New York Critics' Circle Award for Best First Feature and the Filmmaker Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Shape of Things, a film adaptation of his play of the same title, The Wicker Man, Lakeview Terrace and Death at a Funeral.

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