Midwest Premiere of Neil LaBute's Acclaimed Play In A Dark Dark House
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The last date listed for In A Dark Dark House was Sunday June 15, 2008 / 7:00pm.
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Hellcab circles back to its beginnings as Paul Dillon, the original Cabbie from the 1992 world premiere, returns with a cast of 34 to star in this holiday comedy-drama at Profiles Theatre. In 1997, Dillon played the same role in the feature film version of Hellcab, leading a cast that included Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Gillian Anderson and John C. Reilly. Playwright Will Kern's landmark work follows a cab driver on the longest night of his life as he transports a bizarre and mysterious collection of customers through the gritty streets of Chicago. A former cab driver himself, Kern draws from personal experience to create this alternately frightening, hilarious and poignant journey. Profiles artistic director Darrell W. Cox returns to direct. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from S.C.
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Overall, I enjoyed the play. Could have done without the guys in the back row though, who appeared to be friends of the cast, laughing uncontrollably during the second act. My friend and I couldn't work out if it was an inside joke or if we were supposed to be finding something funny during this rather creepy scene. Either way, very distracting. The cigarette smoke from the Terry character was AWFUL -- too small a venue to smoke that many.
Quotes & Highlights
- "In A Dark Dark House is a provocative and uncommonly focused piece of work by LaBute. The performances are vulnerable, engaging, disturbing and very effective in Profiles' solid production." --Chicago Tribune
- "The ambivalent, the ambiguous, the invented and the potentially calamitous meet here, with director Joe Jahraus deftly orchestrating the intersection." --Chicago Sun-Times (recommended)
- "The acting is top-notch in this nuanced puzzle box of a play." --Time Out Chicago
From the theatre company that presented the critically acclaimed premieres of Fat Pig, Some Girl(s), Things We Said Today and This Is How It Goes, Profiles Theatre concludes its "Season of LaBute" with the Midwest premiere of In A Dark Dark House by playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute.
On the grounds of a private psychiatric facility, two brothers find themselves brought face-to-face with each other's involvement in their traumatic past. In court-ordered rehab, Drew calls on his brother, Terry, to corroborate his story of abuse. Drew's request releases barely hidden animosities between the two; is he using these repressed memories to save himself while smearing the name of his brother's friend and mentor? In Neil LaBute's powerful new play, these siblings must struggle to come to grips with their troubled legacy, both inside and outside their dark family home.
The Profiles production marks only the second time this play has been produced. In A Dark Dark House received its world premiere by Manhattan Class Company in May 2007 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Neil LaBute is an acclaimed writer, director and playwright. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic writing from New York University and was the recipient of a literary fellowship to study at the Royal Court Theatre. His films include: “In the Company of Men” (New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best First Feature, Filmmakers’ Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival), “Your Friends and Neighbors,” “Nurse Betty,” “Possession” and “The Shape of Things,” a film adaptation of his play by the same title. “Wicker Man,” starring Nicolas Cage, was released in September 2006. Plays include: bash: latter-day plays (2000), The Shape of Things (2001), The Distance From Here (2002), The Mercy Seat (2002) and Fat Pig (2004), which opened at Profiles Theatre in September 2006. His 2005 plays include Wrecks, This Is How It Goes, autobahn and Some Girl(s). In June 2007, MCC premiered his latest play, In A Dark Dark House. LaBute is the author of several fictional pieces that have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Playboy among others. A collection of his short stories was published by Grove/Atlantic in October 2004.