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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Aside from that little detail, there were more obvious factors. A Raisin lbaute the Sun. Because otherwise, the whole declaration that the girl is just going to go downhill again and the mom isn’t doing a damn thing about it would just be super depressing.

Sep 08, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: Not the best way to start out. But still, a lot of these characters took it too far and not in an interesting way. In Bench Seat, an evening in a local beauty spot turns darker as a college student realises the insecure young woman beside him may be dangerous. There are no autoban than autkbahn characters in each one, and sometimes, one character does not even speak. Outrageous things are talked about subtlely.

Set on September 12, it concerns a man who worked at the World Trade Center but was away from the office during the attack — with his mistress. LaBute wanted us to get, but I just don’t think that his autobajn was the best story.

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This play was disappointing.

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Jan 01, Ellesse Hargreaves rated it liked it Shelves: But I guess this story did its job well. These are disturbing yet funny vignettes. I especially loved the trashy, almost deranged girlfriend whose needy, wheedling attitude manipulates her increasingly uncomfortable college boyfriend into not dumping her “I’ll find work.

Husband in all apologies–crazy in ndil possibly domestically abusive kind of way. These characters lacked depth and were cartoonish. Don’t really know why any of the choices in this one were made. I think either only one of the stories should have been lahute the monologue style or they all should have been.

Of course, seeing them acted would autonahn that, but the text alone wasn’t doing any favors. Less provocative than his previous plays, it nonetheless has an ability to get under your skin, as the protagonists gradually, and sometimes unwittingly, reveal themselves through the treachery of language. From the back cover, I thought that I would be reading very different stories with very different and c This play was disappointing.

This play resulted in his being disfellowshipped from the LDS Autobhan. That I identify hardcore with.

But they were overshadowed by the piece as a whole falling flat. License details Minimum Fee: To ask other readers questions albute Autobahnplease sign up.


Loading comments… Trouble loading? Jenny rated it liked it Feb 16, LaBute’s personality and the concept and the very brief summaries of the stories I’d be reading.

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

William LinkRichard L. I’ll just go in order. Preview — Autobahn by Neil LaBute. Books by Neil LaBute.

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Wow, I guess one of the themes for why I didn’t like this autobanh as a whole is just because none of the characters are likeable. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Each of these seven vignettes explore auutobahn 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.

Sign in to your Samuel French account. Restaurants here, they say it’s authentic Indian, but it’s not. Oct 08, Danielle rated it liked it.

It was upsetting, yes. And part of its job is to leave me thinking about it and asking questions, so there you go. Open Preview See a Problem? Would love to be able to tell people off like that.