Neil LaBute: Plays 1: Filthy Talk for Troubled Times; The Mercy Seat; Some Girl(s); This is How it Goes; Helter Skelter; A Second of Pleasure

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Filthy Talk for Troubled Time is one of his earliest plays. A downbeat night at a topless bar exposes the gulf between the twitchy clientele and the waitresses who serve but despise them. The Mercy Seat examines a couple who, on the day after a world-changing atrocity, toy with exploiting it to start a new life. Some Girl(s) follows a young writer's panicked retreat from his imminent wedding as he seeks out old girlfriends and opens new wounds, while in This Is How It Goes the breakdown of a seemingly successful marriage is ...

Neil LaBute: Plays 1: Filthy Talk for Troubled Times; The Mercy Seat; Some Girl(s); This Is How It Goes; Helter Skelter; A Second of Pleasure 2014, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571307852

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