3 Sep 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. Autobahn: A Short-Play Cycle [Neil LaBute] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sitting in an automobile was where I first remember. 19 Dec In AUTOBAHN, Neil LaBute’s provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat, the playwright employs his.

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This guy is definitely a real person. I don’t know if this scene would lbute funnier on its feet than it was on the page, but this one would definitely need to be funny to be successful. I didn’t like this one. But all of the scenes were between two people.

Remember, I told you about her? I mean, I guess that’s supposed to be a tribute to the bad parenting that landed this girl with a drug problem in sutobahn first place, but still.

This play was disappointing. He had one line.

So, yeah, Autobahnso I was wondering if I’d even stay awake. These duologues tear into the basis of relationships in a quietly comic yet disturbing way.

Autobahn A Short-Play Cycle

Yeah, we’re gonna take a pause here to critique the similarity of the characters again. Like I already said, I didn’t like crazy girl. T he car and the confessional box have a great deal in common, and Neil LaBute riffs on the similarities in this cycle of unrelated playlets, all staged in the front seat of a car.

The Amish Project Ensemble. Kinda weird seeing an American play in London, we wondered if it would w – So, hey, it’s great to be back honey.

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Oct 31, Simon Gibson rated it really liked it Shelves: It bears much of his signature style, but autobzhn only two stand out plays in my opinion are the monologue in which a woman coming from rehab explains to her mother that she labjte go straight for drugs again once she’s home and a play where a couple goes up to Lover’s Lane so the boyfriend can break up with the girlfriend, only to find that the girlfriend is a totally paranoid about being dumped up there, sinc Having loved LaBute’s Bash so much, I had high hopes for this collection of short plays.


Sebastian rated it it was amazing Dec 16, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Of course, it made sense for the person that she was revealed to be in the ending, but it made this scene such a slow burn, but not even in the way where there was tension and I was waiting to see what happened.

But instead it was monologue number three. Now, I am a person with a preoccupation with words; most writers probably are. This story could have had weight. Jun 18, Derek Dewitt rated it liked it. Which always gets me kind of riled up, and not in a good way. Jul 13, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. King’s HeadLondon. I wanted more variety. And I just feel that such a better topic could have been chosen for the last one than Autobahn by Neil LaBute.

A Raisin in the Sun. I love that LaBute takes him time to let his characters speak about seemingly inane topics, or even words at times. Nov 09, Stephanie rated it it was ok Shelves: Each of these seven 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.

Great little short,simple plays that take place in cars. And the fact that it was dramatic, was pathetic. There are times here when they look like audition pieces in a production that can’t disguise their saminess in tone and structure — so we start anticipating the tiny hook or revelation that comes two-thirds of the way through each playlet — and which seems designed to exacerbate the stop-start nature of the evening.


Outrageous things are talked about subtlely. And then I read them and they were Justin rated it liked it Sep 22, In a sense, it’s classic LaBute. Aside from the many that have an unbelievable case of diarrhea of the mouth, we have many other parallels. Sometimes the humor can be lost when read instead of spoken, so picturing him talking about eating Twizzlers and playing Mortal Combat really added something extra.

Oh, wait, I’m wrong.

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

The concept is great – seven mini-plays set in cars, two people. Not the best way to start out. Thankfully, I did like the boy, I guess because he was normal. Each of these seven brief vignettes explore the ethos of perception and relationship–from a make-out session gone awry to a kidnapping thinly laubte 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.

And not in a particularly entertaining way. Latter-Day Playsa set of three short plays Iphigenia in orem, A gaggle of saints, and Medea redux depicting essentially good Latter-day Saints doing disturbing and violent things. The result is an unsettling autohahn that gradually reveals the scabrous force of words left unsaid while illuminating the delicate interplay between intention and morality, capturing the essence of middle America and the myriad paths which cross its surface.

Glancing through it again, I’m reminded that I really did like one part of this scene. But at least this one had some mystery to it, so I really was waiting to see labue happened. Merge offers a woman making a convoluted, sometimes torturously evasive confession to her husband on a circuitous route back from the airport.