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Things We Said Today: Short Plays and Monologues


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Neil LaBute is one of Americas most provocative and lauded playwrights, and his darkly exhilarating talent is on glorious view in this new collection. Things We Said Today features the scripts for Neil LaButes groundbreaking Directv project 10x10—a series of short films written and directed by LaBute based on ten compelling original monologues, five each for men and women.


Also included are five short plays displaying the power and scope of Neil LaButes creative vision. In Pick One, three white guys come up with a way to solve Americas problems; in The Possible, one young woman seduces anothers boyfriend for an unexpected reason. Call Back features an actress and actor who spar about a past encounter that she, unnervingly, remembers much better than he does. Good Luck (In Farsi), “a pleasingly astringent study in competitiveness and vanity” (The New York Times) has two actresses pulling out all the stops in a preaudition psych out; and in Squeeze Play a father and his sons baseball coach strike a mutually

beneficial deal. Rounding out the collection are two monologues commissioned as part of Centerstages “My America” project.

About the Author

Neil LaBute's plays include bash, In a Forest, Dark and Deep, and Reasons to be Happy. His films include In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbors, The Shape of Things, Obsession, Some Velvet Morning, and Dirty Weekend. He is a 2013 recipient of a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

Labute, Neil
Overlook Press
LaBute, Neil
General Drama
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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