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Wrecks

Wrecks

And Other Plays

Neil LaBute

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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 Edward Carr: loving father, successful businessman, grieving widower. In this concise powerhouse of a play, LaBute limns the boundaries of love, exploring the limits of what society will accept versus what the heart will desire. This collection also features rarely staged short plays, including "Liars' Club," "Coax," and the never-before-seen "Falling in Like."

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Wrecks

Wrecks
For Charles Isherwood--who should've known better
Production History
Wrecks had its world premiere on November 23, 2005, at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland. Artistic Director:...

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Praise for Wrecks

“LaBute's . . . cruel wit and chronicles of immoral moralizers have made him, arguably, the most legitimately provocative and polarizing playwright at work today.” —David Amsden, New York

“A tough-minded writer.” —Michael Kuchwara, The Washington Post

“LaBute . . . continues to probe the fascinating dark side of individualism . . . [His] great gift is to live in and to chronicle that murky area of not-knowing, which mankind spends much of its waking life denying.” —John Lahr, The New Yorker

“A playwright [with] an unparalleled ear for dialogue.” —Jacque Le Sourd, The Journal News

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About the author

Neil LaBute

Neil LaBute 's most recent works for the stage include Fat Pig (Faber, 2004), which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Play, and Some Girl(s) (Faber, 2006).

Neil LaBute

Neil LaBute

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