Neil LaBute's Edgy THIS IS HOW IT GOES at Profiles Theatre
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The last date listed for THIS IS HOW IT GOES was Sunday March 2, 2008 / 7:00pm.
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From the pen of one of Britain's most provocative playwrights, Mike Bartlett, Cock is an exploration of attraction, ambivalence and commitment -- with a modern twist. When John takes a break from his longtime boyfriend, he surprisingly finds love in the arms of a woman. Trapped between two lovers, neither of whom is ready to give up the fight, John must navigate tricky emotional waters. Caught in a complicated, contemporary love triangle, which "alternative lifestyle" will John ultimately choose? Cock was the recipient of the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, and is making its Midwest premiere under the direction of Darrell W. Cox. Learn More
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""Highly Recommended! LaBute’s play has a lot of sting and nothing is as it seems!" —Chicago Tribune
“Recommended! LaBute’s fast-paced, compelling drama and perfectly cast actors keep you guessing every step of the way!” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Highly Recommended! Profiles delivers with scary precision!” —Chicago Reader
“Critics’ Pick! A really superior and riveting production!” —WBEZ
From the theatre company that brought you the critically acclaimed premieres of FAT PIG, SOME GIRL, and THINGS WE SAID TODAY, Profiles Theatre continues its “Season of LaBute” with the Midwest Premiere of THIS IS HOW IT GOES.
Belinda and Cody Phipps appear to be a typical Midwestern couple: teenage sweethearts, children, luxurious home. Typical except that Cody is black—“rich, black, and different,” in the words of Belinda, who finds herself attracted to a former white classmate. As the battle for her affections is waged, Belinda and Cody frankly doubt the foundation of their initial attraction, opening the door wide to a swath of bigotry and betrayal. Staged on continually shifting moral ground that challenges our perceived notions about gender, ethnicity, and even love itself, THIS IS HOW IT GOES unblinkingly explores the myriad ways in which the wild card of race is played by both black and white in America.
The Profiles production of THIS IS HOW IT GOES marks the American premiere of this version of the script. This particular version received its World Premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in London, directed by Moises Kauffman, in May 2005. An earlier version premiered at The Public Theatre in March 2005 featuring Ben Stiller, Amanda Peet and Jeffrey Wright. LaBute calls THIS IS HOW IT GOES* “*a meditation on truth (the many versions of it that we offer up to different people)” and an exploration of “how racism still affects all of us on a simple, daily level.”