In a Dark Dark House

A Play

Neil LaBute; Preface by the author

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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 corroborate his claim of childhood sexual abuse by a young man from many summers ago. Drew's request releases barely-hidden animosities between the two: Is he using these repressed memories to save himself while smearing the name of his brother's friend? Through pain and acknowledged betrayal, the brothers come to grips with and begin to understand the legacy of abuse, both inside and outside their family home.
 
In a Dark, Dark House is the latest work from Neil LaBute, American theater’s great agent provocateur. The play will have its world Premiere in May 2007, Off Broadway at New York’s MCC Theater.
 

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"There is no playwright on the planet these days who is writing better than Neil LaBute." — John Lahr, The New Yorker

"The most legitimately provocative and polarizing playwright at work today." —David Amsden, New York magazine

"[LaBute’s] view of modern men and women is unsparing . . . [He] is holding up a pitiless mirror to ourselves. We may not like what we see, but we can’t deny that—if only in some dark corner of our souls—it is there." —Jacques le Sourd, The Journal News (White Plains, New York)

"Like a chiropractor of the soul, LaBute is looking for realignment, listening for a crack." —John Istel, Elle

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Neil LaBute; Preface by the author

Neal LaBute’s most recent works for the stage include This Is How It Goes (Faber, 2005) and Fat Pig (Faber, 2004), which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Play.

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In a Dark Dark House
A Play
Neil LaBute; Preface by the author

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Faber & Faber
Faber and Faber, Inc.
March 2008
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ISBN: 9780865479838
ISBN10: 0865479836
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