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This Is How It Goes

A Play

Neil LaBute

Faber & Faber

Challenging received notions of gender, ethnicity, morality, and even love, This Is How It Goes unblinkingly explores the wild card of race in America—as played by both blacks and whites. This new drama gives us LaBute's "most sophisticatedly structured and emotionally complex story yet . . . A taut firecracker of a play about an interracial love triangle that may do for liberal racism what David Mamet's Oleanna did for sexual harassment" (Time Out New York).

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This Is How It Goes
CharactersWAITRESS A woman in her twentiesCopyright © 2005 by Neil LaBute All rights reserved
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"Neil LaBute is the first dramatist since David Mamet and Sam Shepard--since Edward Albee, actually--to mix sympathy and savagery, pathos and power." --Donald Lyons, New York Post

"LaBute [is] our Amrican Aesop, a mad moral fabulist serving stiff tonic for our country's sin-sick souls." --John Istel, American Theatre

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Neil LaBute

  • Neil LaBute is a playwright, filmmaker, and fiction writer. His most recent work for the stage is The Distance from Here, which premiered Off Broadway in 2004.
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A Play

Neil LaBute

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