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Wrecks: And Other Plays by Neil LaBute
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Wrecks: And Other Plays

by Neil LaBute

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The plays in Wrecks are not big production plays. Some are basically monologues. Most have casts of one or two. Sets are nonexistent or spare. There are no intricate stage directions. One setting is described as “an empty stage or a quiet coffee shop (you be the judge).” The power is in the words.

These short plays are about turning the tables, defying expectations. Some are intended to shock; all are provocative and tend to stay with you after reading them. ( )
  Hagelstein | Dec 3, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0865479704, Paperback)

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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"Can someone honestly love a person 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: adoring father, successful businessman, grieving widower. In this concise powerhouse of a play, LaBute limns the boundaries of love, exploring the extent of what society will accept as opposed to what the heart will desire. This volume also features a collection of rarely staged short plays, including Liars Club, Coax, and the never-before-seen Falling in Like."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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