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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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
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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
<p>From the theatre company that brought you the critically acclaimed premieres of FAT PIG, SOME GIRL(S), and THINGS WE SAID TODAY, Profiles Theatre continues its "Season of LaBute" with the Midwest Premiere of THIS IS HOW IT GOES.
</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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."</p>