Neil LaBute

Neil Labute—an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker—is the author of plays including The Shape of Things, The Mercy Seat, Fat Pig, and the Tony Award-nominated Reasons to Be Pretty. He has written and directed films including In the Company of Men (starring Aaron Eckhart), The Shape of Things (starring  Paul Rudd and Rachel Weisz), and the 2006 American adaptation of The Wicker Man (starring Nicholas Cage).


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Reasons to Be Pretty

Neil LaBute
Faber and Faber, Inc.

In Reasons to Be Pretty, Greg’s tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker’s pretty face and his own...


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In a Dark Dark House

Neil LaBute; Preface by the author
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Two brothers meet on the grounds of a private psychiatric facility. Drew, has been court-confined for observation and has called his older brother, Terry, to...


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Wrecks

Neil LaBute
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Can someone honestly love a person whom they have deceived for thirty years? This is the central question behind Wrecks, Neil LaBute’s latest foray into the...


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Some Girl(s)

Neil LaBute
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancee is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancun by your side—so what is your natural...


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This Is How It Goes

Neil LaBute
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Belinda and Cody Phipps appear a typical Midwestern couple: teenage sweethearts, children, luxurious home. Typical except that Cody is black--"rich, black, and...


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Autobahn

Neil LaBute; Introduction by the author
Faber and Faber, Inc.

"Sitting in an automobile was where I first remember understanding how drama works...Hidden in the back seat of a sedan, I quickly realized how deep the chasm...


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Fat Pig

Neil LaBute
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen,...


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The Mercy Seat

Neil LaBute
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Set on September 12, 2001, The Mercy Seat continues Neil LaBute’s unflinching fascination with the often-brutal realities of the war between the sexes....


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The Shape of Things

Neil LaBute
Faber and Faber, Inc.

A startling dissection of cruelty and artistic creation from the author of In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors In a modern version of...


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Your Friends and Neighbors

Neil LaBute
Faber and Faber, Inc.

Your Friends & Neighbors is a searing display of the war between the sexes, delivered with the kind of wit used by the great Restoration playwrights to expose...


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