Midwest Premiere of Neil LaBute's Acclaimed Play In A Dark Dark House
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“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.