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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View all 4 comments. Of course, seeing them acted would help that, but the text alone wasn’t doing any favors. Genevieve rated it really liked it Nov 02, This one was the most interesting and varied of the bunch, I would say.

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Which always gets me kind of riled up, and not in a good way. Additional Info In Autobahn, Neil LaBute’s provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confin’s of the front seat, he investigates the tentative apprehension that surrounds the steering wheel.

My favorite was the play auttobahn “Long Division. In Bench Seat, an evening in a local beauty spot turns darker as a college nei, realises the insecure young woman beside him may be dangerous.


One of the plays was a much-talked-about one-person performance by Calista Flockhart. He produced a number of plays that pushed the envelope of what was acceptable at the conservative religious university, some of which were shut down after their premieres.

But at least this one had some mystery to it, so I really was waiting to see what happened. This was hard to put down once started. But I guess this story did its job well. I love that LaBute takes him time to let his characters speak about seemingly inane topics, or even words at times. All this nfil said, this play wasn’t really as bad as I’m making it out to be. Young woman in funny–just focusing on the crazy part of her; her illness. Because of the monologue thing as well as the labuge that the story wasn’t interesting.

Paperbackpages. Production Details Time Period: I mean, once again, it was a crazy character. Great little short,simple plays that take place in cars.

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But mostly he seemed like a nice normal guy. 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. And a little bit of a know it all pretentious douche like I can be sometimes like I wanted more variety. You figure out their whole– – I want a divorce. LaBute’s play The Mercy Seat was one of the first major theatrical responses to the September 11, attacks.

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This play was disappointing. The fact that it wasn’t creepy made it creepier. And there were moments of light in this one.

Jul 13, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Unstable, alcoholic, husband, loves his wife, but certainly mistreats her. Because I feel like this scene should have been a fight instead of a silent treatment.

Autonahn loved them – but I really prefer LaBute’s longer works. It’s just frustrating to see an idea with such potential executed so poorly. You want to get in lane now.