August 19, 2012
Playing at the Studio Theater in the Addison Theater Center, Autobahn opens Friday, July 27 and runs until August 26th – Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm and Sunday matinees 2:00 pm.
Autobahn – one of the hits of the Water Tower Theater’s Out of the Loop Festival in March returns in a brand new production that includes all seven of Neil LaBute’s playlets. With a new director (John S. Davies) and a new cast, this production allows playgoers to revisit the show in a new expression in the same space - and, if they choose, to see it in its entirety.
Critically acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, The Shape of Things) offers a brutally honest and voyeuristic peek at the things we say - and the things we leave unsaid.
Be it the medium for clandestine couplings, arguments, shelter, or ultimately transportation, the automobile is perhaps the most authentically American of spaces. In Autobahn, Neil LaBute's provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat, the playwright employs his signature plaintive insight to great effect, investigating the inchoate apprehension that surrounds the steering wheel. Each of these seven brief vignettes explore the ethos of perception and relationship--from a make-out session gone awry to a kidnapping thinly disguised as a road trip, a reconnaissance mission involving the rescue of a Nintendo 64 to a daughter's long ride home after her release from rehab. The result is an unsettling montage that gradually reveals the scabrous force of words left unsaid while illuminating the delicate interplay between intention and morality, capturing the essence of Middle America and the myriad paths which cross its surface.
Come spend an unforgettable evening with some of Dallas’ most talented actors living a myriad of human experiences and emotions in the raw, minimalist and visceral product of Neil LaBute.
This production will feature different combinations of playlets with each performance and three performances that include the entire collection of seven scenes. Please refer to each night’s schedule of playlets on our Facebook page.
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