Filthy Talk for Troubled Times: And Other Plays
by Neil LaBute
Directed by Daniel Doyle
A series of biting exchanges by two 'everymen' in a bar, interspersed with scenes and monologues. While Filthy Talk (the title piece in the collection) is a canvas for philosophizing about sex and life and the meaning of it all, the other works in the collection are more about a specific moment – about now. Chekhov said that the day-to-day was the real challenge and that any idiot could handle a crisis, but LaBute isnʼt convinced. His work continually returns to crises, and the catalysts that give birth to these moments of turmoil.
Performances: : Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Hanes Art Auditorium