A trio of brilliantly scathing plays by the renowned film writer-director of In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors
With the success of his first two films, In The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, writer-director Neil LaBute has been hailed as a first-rate dramatic talent with a caustic wit. Bash a collection of three stunning one-act plays that mark LaBute s return to the New York stage after ten years forms a trio of unforgettable personal accounts: in Medea Redux, a woman tells of her complex and ultimately tragic relationship with her grade school English teacher; in Iphigenia in Orem, a Utah businessman confides in a stranger in a Las Vegas hotel room, confessing a most chilling crime; and in A Gaggle of Saints, a young Mormon couple separately recounts the violent events of an anniversary weekend in New York City. All three are unblinking portraits of the complexities of evil in everyday life, exhibiting this writer-director s raw lyrical intensity.
With a celebrated production starring Calista Flockhart, Paul Rudd, and Ron Eldard and directed by Joe Mantello, Bash is the latest offering from the most acclaimed dramatic satirist of our time.
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The most important playwright to emerge in a decade. John Lahr, The New Yorker
A transfixing evening. Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Neil LaBute is a playwright and filmmaker whose plays include Filthy Talk for Troubled Times, Sanguinarians & Sycophants, Rounder, and Ravages, along with adaptations of Woyzeck and Dracula. His feature film debut, In the Company of Men, received the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Feature and the Filmmakers Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. He recently completed his third feature film, Nurse Betty, starring Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Renee Zellweger, and Greg Kinnear.