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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).

Neil LaBute

Reasons to Be Pretty

Neil LaBute
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 girlfriend Steph's lack thereof get...

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In a Dark Dark House

Neil LaBute; Preface by the author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Wrecks

Neil LaBute
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 dark side of human nature. Meet...

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Some Girl(s)

Neil LaBute
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 reaction? Well, if you're a man, it's...

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This Is How It Goes

Neil LaBute
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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

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Autobahn

Neil LaBute; Introduction by the author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"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 or intense the claustrophobia could...

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Fat Pig

Neil LaBute
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who...

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The Mercy Seat

Neil LaBute
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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. In a time of national tragedy, the world...

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The Shape of Things

Neil LaBute
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 Adam's seduction...

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Your Friends and Neighbors

Neil LaBute
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 the hypocrisies in male/female...

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